If your teacher requires you to write an essay that is unfamiliar, it is not at all surprising if you get intimidated. Most students become so nervous when they hear something that is new to their senses. In such cases, all you need to do is to understand carefully what is required of you to do and learn how you can do it. We have one very good example of this very new type of essay; we call it an explication essay. Probably other students have heard of this term before but if this is new to you, we will give you an idea how to write it. An explication essay has only one goal; it is to find more meaning out of a literature text. You are going to scratch more ideas and meanings beneath the surface of a literary work to discover what the author wants you to understand. Writing an explication essay involves following a certain format of writing, which will analyze the parts of literary works. Usually, undergraduate and gradate students in college write such an essay. However, some high school students may need to write them if they are to take advanced placement programs.