The seminar “Theory and methods of essay writing” was delivered on 11th February 2022 by Associate Professor M. Jakypbekova for the teachers of Higher School of Humanities. It was organized correspondingly to seminar training program “System of examination paper development on criteria-based assessment and written examination to monitor the knowledge of undergraduates, master’s degree students and doctoral students”. During the seminar, teachers shared with methodological experience on didactic principles for developing written examination assignments and requirements for the content and structure of an essay.