I have been trying to study writing and forms of essays for two weeks now and i feel like i am not moving from where i began. I watched 01 basic skills-writing on You Tube and its confusing to me that author is saying that for CBEST test we will be required to write two essays. The first one is one where we need to analyze a situation or statement. I understand that that is expository essay where we need to follow 5 paragraphs. What i do't understand is that for the second essay we need to write about a personal experience. The author of video is calling this essay an expresive essay or persuasive essay. We all know that there is different forms of essay and i am not sure wich form to use for the second essay, the one about personal experience. Should it be narrative or persuasive or five paragraph essay or...? How do i recognice by the prompt wich one to use?