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HOW TO ORGANIZE AN ESSAY


Writing an essay has become a common trend these days. You have to write an essay if you are preparing for the entrance exams for the government jobs, or taking admission in any university for the advanced studies. Writing a satisfactory essay is also a difficult task, as many believe. Despite the quality and quantity of the content of an essay, the organization of an essay plays a vital role in its assessment and subsequent selection of the candidate. Well, there is already so much of guidance about how to generate good quality content for a limited word essay. Here, we shall discuss the major task of organizing the content of an essay.

Produce more

For organizing the content of an essay, you have to develop leverage. That means, you should have more content, i.e., more number of words, to throw away in order to retain and further polish the best of what you write down when you write an essay. For example, if you have to write an essay of 1000 to 1200 words, you should write about 1500 to 1600 words. This will give you the leverage to select the best thoughts, concepts, ideas and paragraphs from whatever you have written and of course, rest of the matter can be safely deleted. So, this is the first step towards organizing an essay---write more than required to select the best.

Self-edit

Once you have the leverage, you can empower yourself with the power of selecting the best content, concepts and further developing them. In addition, you can transfer the best developed ideas in the beginning of the essay and organize rest of the content around these concepts. In this way, you are guided to come up with a reasonably good introduction for the essay, which is essential for a good essay. Self editing also includes taking care of spelling errors and grammatical issues. It also includes inserting idioms and phrases sporadically in order to add beauty to the essay. You can add quotations of the great thinkers as well in order to enhance the quality of the essay.

Insert relevant examples

Any great idea can be easily made to understand with the help of a good example. So, in order to further polish an idea with which you have stared your essay, and which you think will best describe the topic of an essay, you can follow it up with a relevant example. It could an recent incident, or a small story, or an incident from your life, etc. The example will add salt to the whole recipe. It will add value to the essay. It will help you write more words, and that too, relevant to the topic of an essay. With the help of a good example, you will be able to develop a stronger middle part of the essay, which of course is as essential as the introduction.

The end game

When the middle part ends, the end game begins. It is essential to reflect on what you have discussed in the starting and the middle parts of the essay you have written. Therefore, it is extremely important that you are convinced with whatever you write. And also, the summarization or conclusion should not just be a repetition of what you have written. Rather, the end part of an essay should further confirm the fact that whatever you have written, discusses, explains, analyzes, elucidates and establishes the topic of the essay. For example, after having the dish you like the most in the dinner, you are served with the sweet dish or ice cream that leaves an aftertaste on your tongue and the taste of the main dish vanishes as the taste of the sweet dish or ice cream takes over your taste buds.  Similarly, a conclusion should not only be a cover up to the main discussion, but also be a thought that guides the reader to further reflect on the topic.

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