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10 traits of an awesome essay Roman Saini
10 traits of an awesome essay Relevance: Corroborative support to your main argument. . Completeness: Multi-faceted and should present a holistic and multi- dimensional view of the given topic Well organised: Ideally, an essay should have the following three parts: . Introduction: provides an insight into what follows. . Body: organize points/ideas, arrange sub-arguments . Conclusion : should have a sense of closure and leave something in the mind of reader to think about.
Sustained Cohesiveness: not be haphazard or randomly arranged. They should all stick together to the central theme and give a coherence, direction and purpose to the essay. . Concise: Examiner desires a well thought out stream of arguments systematically arranged and rationally substantiated. The arguments should be brief and concise and write only relevant things in the essay . Sign posted: Unless there are suggestive and appropriate sign-posts at the relevant places, there is a danger of getting lost. Thus try to use connectors to connect a paragraph with its preceding and succeeding paragraphs
. Specific: . Be specific to the extent possible while extending arguments in essay . Vagueness, arbitrariness and ambiguity: A Big no no. While quoting specific data or general statement, understand the relevance and appropriateness of the context. . Take the pain to explain and connect the quote or statement to the main argument. Always put the quotes in inverted commas. . Mis-quoting can be disastrous.
Analytical/Critical thinking: Independent opinions based on sound facts and analysis and critical unbiased analyses are always appreciated by the examiner. Explanatory: The arguments, though concise and relevant, should serve to explain their core point to the reader . Fluently paced: Reader should not feel bored and disillusioned, get the thrill like reading a detective novel, maintaining an urge in him to finish reading the whole piece with heightened interest and in one go.