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Essays: the rules of writing

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1 Essays: the rules of writing

Students often ask teachers questions about proper essay writing, because not everything can be found in textbooks, and there is too much unnecessary information on the Internet. Because of this, some of them give up and just pay for essay to avoid wasting their free time. In this article, you can see some information and rules to help you get your work done.

The most important "secret" of an essay is the absence of any rigid rules. But it will be good if you come up with a title and try to keep the typical structure of the text, providing for the introduction, the main part and the conclusion. It is not necessary to make the introduction and conclusion according to any formal rules. An essay is not an abstract or even an article, and therefore does not need such typical phrases as:

"This article is about..."

"I want to tell the reader about..."

"The purpose of this paper is ..."

"I have come to conclusions such as: ..."

There is no need here for "service" paragraphs, phrases, words that do not carry any meaning. Nor is there any need for a clear structure.

Unfortunately for some students and fortunately for future readers, an essay should not be an incoherent collection of words and phrases. The absence of clear rules for writing an essay and complete freedom of action do not give you carte blanche for a bad, illegible, full of factual, logical, and spelling mistakes. Therefore, it is better to stick to some kind of framework.

A few guidelines for the aspiring essayist or the rules of writing an essay:

Be aware of the topic and purpose of the essay. Your text should respond to the title and the topic you are raising. Don't go into too much detail unless your idea requires it. Excessively detailed descriptions, even artistic ones, can serve you poorly.

Check with your teacher or employer for an approximate scope of work and stick to it. Don't assume that your zeal will be appreciated if you write a two-volume book on "How I Came to Be a Doctor" or "What Higher Education Means to Me." Of course, if you are the future Chuck Palahniuk or the heir to Nietzsche and know how to entice the reader with ideas or narrative, you can take a risk and write 20-30 pages instead of two or three. Do you consider yourself a talented author? Come to the library, open any essay by a famous writer or philosopher, read it. Don't fall asleep on the first page? Compare your style to that of the author. Is yours frankly not dragging? Write short - teachers are human beings, too! Two or three pages is usually enough to fully cover the topic.

Divide the text into paragraphs, dilute the subheadings if necessary, use visual formatting tools. The time to read canvasses of text is past in the century before last. Your ability to keep an idea in a paragraph for a whole page, no one is not interested - such a paragraph just will not finish reading. Make your text comfortable for the reader. Even if the reader is alone.

Do without a long introduction. You are writing for a prepared reader (probably only the one who gave you the topic of the essay). You don't need to talk about the relevance of the problem, the importance of solving it for modern man, you don't need to list the goals and objectives of the essay, as you did in your essay or term paper. Begin at once. The same applies to the conclusion. Do not waste the reader's time.

Your text should have a structure. At least some. The introduction and conclusion should be by default, even if they are one or two lines. It is important to structure the main body as well. Decide where you are going to put the problem, where you are going to argue or describe it. The problem and its argument should be in one form or another. You can phrase the problem either in the introduction or in the conclusion. Or in the middle of the text. The main thing is to maintain logic and structure.

Avoid water. There is water "technical" and semantic. "Technical" is all the words-parasites, an abundance of introductory phrases and words - in short, everything that makes the text difficult to read. Meaningful water - all that does not make sense, does not meet the set topic and is generally not required in the text. "Squeeze" the text can be difficult, so write directly to the subject.

Do not write by hand. Of course, there are all sorts of things. You may be asked to sketch a small essay at an interview or during a couple. In such a situation there is no way out - you have to take a blank sheet of paper and practice calligraphy. If the essay can be written at home, do not hand in a handwritten text. Excuses like "I don't have a computer" won't work. 90% of students have a laptop or at least a tablet (and you can write something on a tablet, too). If you really came from the backwoods, are holding an old Nokia instead of Android and used to write essays by hand since high school, the way out is still there. Give a manuscript owner of the computer - for a small fee your text will be retyped. You can borrow a laptop from a friend or go to the nearest internet cafe. No money or time? Ask the dean's office or the department to print your essay - a poor student with a sad eye and not a penny in his pocket will help.

Use a graphic editor and spell checker. Word is every student's friend.

Reread the text before you send it. Some teachers are ready to forgive even a sea of mistakes (yes, students do not always have flawless literacy), but lack of attention to the text, which is characterized by an abundance of typos, he will never forgive.

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