Unlike tests, essays do not imply a multiple-choice format (when you are given a choice of multiple answers). Writing is not limited in time, you can rewrite it many times, ask your friends to read it. Take advantage of all the opportunities and try to avoid common mistakes.
1. Bad check
Do not think that you can only check the spelling. Re-read and make sure that there are no ambiguous expressions, unsuccessful turns, etc. Examples that you should not “take note”:
– “I am proud to be able to resist the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.”
“To work with you, in a wonderful place, where there is a lot of Gothic architecture, will be an exciting problem for me.”
2. Tedious forewords, lack of detail
Too often, an interesting essay loses in what is an enumeration of statements without illustrating them with examples. It is characterized by the usual clichés: the importance of hard work and perseverance, learning from mistakes, and so on.
Essays are limited to a certain number of words, so you need to intelligently dispose of this volume. Sometimes this means giving up ideas or details, especially if they have already been mentioned somewhere or are not directly related to the case. Such things only distract the attention of the reader (listener) and obscure the main topic.
4. Long phrases
The longer the proposal, the better – some say so. However, this is far from the truth. Long phrases do not yet prove the author’s correctness, and short sentences often produce a greater effect. It is best when long phrases alternate with short ones. Try to read the essay aloud. If you feel that you are catching your breath, break the paragraph into smaller paragraphs.
When you are done writing, do this exercise. Assign each letter a letter: either S (short), or M (medium), or L (long). S – Less than 10 words, M – less than 20 words, L – 20 or more words.
Correct is the following or similar order of letters – MSMLM S.
The sequence is incorrect: SSSMLL L.
- Do not overload the essay
When writing, discard words from encyclopedias. Incorrect use of such words distracts the attention of the reader, diminishes the value of your work.