Tips on how to write a good essay
It is necessary to write short and clear. You are expected to display the ability to build and prove your
position on certain problems based on acquired knowledge and independent
The quality of any essay (essay) depends on three components: the source material (notes from the reading literature, lectures, recording the results of discussions, your own thoughts and accumulated experience on this problem), the quality of its processing (organization, argumentation and arguments), argumentation (how accurate it relates to the issues raised in your essay).
On the topic, you should first read 2-3 key articles or chapters from books that give a conceptual framework or theoretical argumentation, provide empirical data, review and evaluate the literature on this topic.
The structure of the written work, as a rule, consists of such components as the introduction (the essence and justification of the choice of the chosen topic), the main part (the reasoned disclosure of the topic on the basis of the collected material), the conclusion (generalizations and conclusions).
In the introduction it is very useful to give brief definitions of key terms. However, try to minimize the number of definitions (say, 3-4). When filling the main part with content, limit yourself to a single main idea within the paragraph. When quoting, always put the text in quotes and give an exact link to the source (including the page number), otherwise the text will be considered plagiarism.
In conclusion, it is necessary to give guidance on the application of your research, not excluding the relationship with other problems.
Here are some questions for making sure that the essay is good:
- Did you understand the question (topic) correctly?
- Have you developed an argument?
- Is a writing plan prepared according to the argumentation steps?
- Did you carefully read the literature on the topic?
- Do you formulate one clear main question in each paragraph?
- Are paragraphs presented in a logical sequence?
- Do you use evidence effectively?
- Do you link to sources correctly?
- Is your conclusion brief and relevant?
- Have you indicated the scope of work?
- Did you read your essay?
- Is it checked by you, does the essay answer the questions posed?
- Have you checked the style of work, have you made any changes?
- Is the bibliography correct?