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Essay

Essays are common in elementary, middle, high school and college, and in competitive exam as well. An essay is defined as "a short piece of writing that expresses information as well as the writer's opinion" on any given topic

For some, writing an essay is as simple as sitting down at their computer and beginning to type, but a lot more planning goes into writing an essay successfully.

Kinds of Essays

The first step to writing an essay is to decide what kind of essay to write. There are several main structures into which essays can be grouped:

Narrative Essays: Tell a story or impart information about your subject in a straightforward, orderly manner.

Descriptive Essays: Focus on the details of what is going on. For example, if you want to write a descriptive essay about your trip to the park, you would give great detail about what you experienced: how the grass felt beneath your feet, what the park benches looked like, and anything else the reader would need to feel as if he were there.

Persuasive Essay: Convince the reader of some point of view.

Comparative Essay: Compare two or more different things.

Expository Essay: Explain to the reader how to do a given process. You could, for example, write an expository essay with step-by-step instructions on how to make a peanut butter sandwich.

  
 
EG Classes ESSAY PROGRAM            {Fee 11000 - 6500 = 4500 (*for EG Student)}                   

Isues  in writing Essays  

Writing good essays is only possible if you are clear with basics of English grammar.

Grammar is regarded to be the backbone without which you possibly can’t polish the English skills. Hence, make sure that you are well versed with the tenses.

Solution

  1. Make sure you paraphrase the topic i.e. write/explain in your own words in the introductory paragraph. Why is this important? When you repeat the title of the topic given to you (which is a common practice), it does not demonstrate that you have understood the topic. In a way you are parroting what is given to you instead of utilizing the opportunity to demonstrate original thought. So, how will you paraphrase? Break down your topic into a simple statement. For instance, if the topic is “Are alternative sources of energy the future?”, explain what you understand by ‘alternative sources of energy’. When you break down keywords and explain them, the topic becomes clearer to you as well as the reader.
  2. Always write in paragraphs.  If you make a point without exemplifying, it is incomplete and if you cite examples without making a point, it is directionless. Each paragraph has a sub-point or supporting point which adds to the main point discussed in the introduction. Taking the same example, if you are writing on alternative sources of energy, then you can cover solar, wind, hydro power etc..in subsequent paragraphs but they will all add to the main topic which is alternative energy.
  3. Identify a scope. Discussions can be endless but essay writing requires you to produce a write-up within a stipulated time-frame and length. Identify your scope and decide the points you will discuss. Leave out extra discussion. A well-rounded essay is always succinct, to-the-point and rife with substance.
  4. Content. To write on anything, you need to know something about it. However, there are topics which you may be unfamiliar with. How will you solve this? Ideally, you should educate yourself with current news and topics of social relevance. These are the most common. After gathering information, analyse the data. Think from different perspectives. More often than not, it is very hard to take a black and white stand on any issue. To resolve this, always write an analytical essay rather than a judgmental one. Declaring opinions can be easy but analysing brings out the best content. In case, you are unfamiliar with a topic, keep it simple. The worst thing in an essay is a reflection of high-strung vocabulary with poor content. Break down the topic and think and write as well as you can.
  5. Grammar. A good grammar takes you a long way. Write simply. Write clearly. And, write correctly. Pay attention to grammar usage and improve your language. If you use poor grammar, no matter the content, your essay becomes questionable. So pay special attention to correct usage of tenses, subject-verb agreement, prepositions and punctuation. Refer Wren and Martin or Oxford grammar guide for improvement.