my assignment essay
My assignment essay
I have written many essays in my life, and therefore I want to share some tips that help me. And perhaps they will help you make your essay fabulous and unusual.
First of all, what is an essay?
An essay (from the French Essai – attempt, trial, essay) is a prosaic expression of a small volume and free form, which expresses individual impressions and considerations on a particular question or question and does not consciously pretend to be an exhaustive answer.
Remember! The essay has some structure, although it is optional. You can write in a free form. You can also allow yourself to be subjective and express controversial arguments, but it`s not the fact that your work will be original and fascinating.
You should choose your point of view and describe it unusually. The essay will be interesting if it includes unpredictable (paradoxical) conclusions, unexpected turns.
You can use all sorts of associations; draw parallels; choose analogies to convey personal perception.
I believe that the introduction is an important element of the work because this is when the reader decides for himself whether or not he should read your essay. I know the following approaches to writing an essay. The first is the standard one. You need to answer six questions: who, what, when, where, why, and how. Answering these questions will help the reader understand what to expect. You can also start unexpectedly. You can write something shocking. The reader must be surprised or shocked.
I very often start my essays with a quote. I believe that right-winged expression will attract attention. For example, Leo Tolstoy’s novel “Anna Karenina” begins with a quote.
There is also a way of dialogue. Very often, the dialogue is a stream of rhetorical questions.
There are two more ways to start an essay – authoritarian and informative. I think they are less defective.
You started your essay. What should you write next?
Describe the sequence of events (but don’t get hung up on time – the essay can be boring). Just remember the time. Do not try to describe in detail everything that happened during a certain period.
How do experts advise to write essays? That’s right, creative! What is behind this word? Most likely, the flight of thought, originality, etc. It’s simple: the main thing is to learn nine rules.
1. Only positive language (it is better to describe what is, not what is not).
2. Connected words (help to smoothly move from one part to another).
3. Different sentence structure. (Reading sentences of a correct structure is tedious. Add multiple inversions. Write sentences of different lengths.)
4. Clear words. (Understand the meaning of the words you use in your essay. You write to impress with meaning, not vocabulary. Sophistication is good, but in moderation.)
5. Different words (synonymy).
7. Every word is important (no repetitions; every sentence must have a unique meaning).
8. An active life position.
9. Essays are great.
I want to add that essay is a very popular genre. The essay genre is deeply rooted in English literature: T. Carlyle, W. Hazlitt, M. Arnold (19th century); M. Beerbohm, G.K. Chesterton (XX century). In the XX century, essayism is flourishing: the essay genre was used by the greatest philosophers, prose writers, poets (R. Rolland, B. Shaw, H. Wells, J. Orwell, T. Mann, A. Maurois, J.-P. Sartre, N. Hikmet, O. Huxley).
Hope you find these tips helpful! Good luck!