assignment given out to students in high school or college usually involving writing on a topic for multiple pages. Appers commonly require either research or analysis of a topic, though some are expository, requiring the student's opinion on a topic. An apper includes a thesis statement, introduction and conclusion, and body paragraphs. An apper commonly has a works cited page which lists sources used for the apper. Common classes to assign appers are: english, history, languages, literature, social studies, and some other electives. Appers are not to be confused with their shorter counterparts, essays.
The teacher assigned a 10 page long apper to his students over vacation requiring them to analyze gender analysis in Macbeth.
The research apper for the freshman class had to be written on controversial issues and had to include at least 5 sources.