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Master the art of Essay Writing in UPSC CSE Mains by Nikhil Deshmukh
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In this lesson one will understand the skills which are required to excel the art of essay writing, especially in USPSC CSE. Here, Nikhil briefs about the types of essays and explains expectations of UPSC from aspirants. Various styles of writing essays such as structured essay and spontaneous essay are detailed. He elucidates the key essentials required to form a good essay and lastly he explains them by using his own ​essays.

Nikhil Deshmukh
Indian Information Service (IIS), Lawyer, Engineer, Secured 156/250 in Essay paper of UPSC CSE Mains.

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how to write excellent esay writting to make essay effective for the exam of ias which neccesary things should keep in mind aspirants of ias exam structure the essays for example no need to write quetations examples etc to write effective essay in the prepration of ias exam firstly aspirant should understand the concept of essay then memorize things which are to be kept in mind before writting essay
Hello sir, please let me know what is the "Golden Statement Of Upsc" ???
Thank you sir for your valuable ideas...can you please share the list of quotes which you had used during your preparation?I hope that it could complement our own collection of quotes. Thank you.
overall very nice tips, but i felt u learnt many things about essay from vision Ias essay lecture which is on youtube, specially approaching problems from grass root level to country level and that poem by Kalam sir, same is mentioned in that lecture. Did you?
from this year ssc also introduce letter and essay writing and my resources are my books and unacademy only. as you wrote Dr. Kalam's poem and other's lines in your essay, are quotes of others necessarily to use to write good essay or only upsc demands or likes this. For practice I read The Hindu's editorial and write same but I don't understand what to keep and what to reject, can you suggest some websites to practice essay and letter writhing
  1. Master the art of Essay Writing for UPSC CStE Presented by Nikhil Deshmukh


  2. About me Appeared in UPSC CSE 2015 interview . Secured 156/250 in essay in UPSC CSE (mains) 2015 . B. Tech in Computer Science from NIT Nagpur 312 n essav in B. Tech in Computer Science from NIT Nagpur Three years of Work Experience in software industry . Holds a degree in Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Course fees: CONTRIBUTEs . Follow me on Unacademy at: https://unacademy.in/user/nikshelke


  3. What is an Essay? Aldous Huxley, the famous English writer, said that essay is, "A literary device for saying almost everything about almost anything" A short pice of writing on a partilar subject. A short piece of writing on a particular subject


  4. What are the types of essays? Narrative Essays: Telling a Story Descriptive Essays: Describing a Thing Informative Essays: Stating the Facts . Persuasive Essays: Convincing the Reader Persuasive Essays: Convincing the Reader


  5. What does UPSC expect from candidates inessaiy paper? .Candidates may be required to write essays on multiple topics. They will be expected to keep closely to the subject of the essay to arrange their ideas in orderly fashion, and to write concisely. Credit will be given to effective and exact expression


  6. What are different styles of writing essay? .Structured Essay Structured essay involves brainstorming on the topic for first few minutes, noting down of those ideas and then inter-connecting them to maintain flow and consistency. Basically, a skeleton/blueprint is drawn beforehand. . Spontaneous Essay Spontaneous essay does not involve brainstorming in the beginning. At the most, one decides the start and end of the essay. The ideas are presented free flowingly as one starts writing it. No blueprints made.


  7. How to write a essay in UPSC? Depends on the topic of the essay Combination of all 4 types i.e. narrative, descriptive, informative & persuasive . There is no one particular way of writing a good essay . Essay should continuously engage the reader . Stick to the topic of the essay throughout *Each paragraph should be related to the topic Thereis no one particular way of writing a good essay Avoid writing essay in first person Keep it simple but effective . Multi-dimensional in nature and approach


  8. What are the contenty of good essay? aure Phenomenal start and end Conceptual clarity Explaining Keywords Relevant analogies Up-to-date current events Day-to-day examples Statistics with sou Statistics with sources


  9. Contued Quotes and views of great personalities Peripheral knowledge about the topic gained through genera reaing Interlinking of paragraphs and coherency of ideas A bottom-up approach (from local to global)


  10. Contimued Neat handwriting and correct grammar ' Excerpts from poems, movies, songs, stories, events, quotes, imaginary situations, diagrams, headings, sub-headings, etc. Whenever topic is diaesplain at federal lewel Whenever topic is about India - always explain at federal level Whenever topic is about India- alwavs explain at federal level