How to format an essay?

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This type of written work, involving the disclosure in a concise form of the author’s view of the phenomenon in question, is extremely popular in educational institutions today. Guess what it is about? Of course, an essay.

About the advantages of the genre

Before we consider the essay and its design, we briefly mention the genre itself and its advantages. So, the advantages of this genre are as follows:

  • Volume. It is small – usually the total number of pages does not exceed 5-10. It is important to adhere to the measure between the density of the main information in the text and its volume. That is, in a small amount you need to fit all the informative elements.
  • Creative freedom. In addition to a fairly clear structure (title, introduction (0.5 pages), main part (2-8 pages), conclusion (0.5 pages), list of references (4-5 sources)), there are no special requirements to the content. Express your opinion as you wish – within reason.
  • Argumentation of own point of view. This is a wonderful training on the ability to prove one’s case – from the first person.
  • We have listed the main advantages of the “free genre”, and it is possible to realize them, if we pay attention to the essay and its design.

Basic requirements for the “free genre”

  • Conciseness. This “essay” of small volume, therefore, the information from the first lines to the end is presented – clearly, clearly, logically and as convincingly as possible.
  • Copyright opinion. The work that does not pretend to be scientific or absolute truth is based primarily on the author’s opinion. Usually the story is in the first person.
  • Writing style – journalistic, allowing aphoristic and figurative language. Their thoughts must be justified by quotations from scientific sources. The sight of such a “work” is a reflection.
  • Structure. We have already mentioned which parts the work should consist of. Its main parts (introduction, main content and conclusion) can be drawn up in solid text, with subtitles and small paragraphs. For example, the first paragraph is an introduction in which you formulate a thesis-problem, which you prove in the next part – the main one. It can have subheadings. It explains the essence of the thesis, its attitude to the problem. In conclusion (last paragraph) make logical conclusions. Arguments for one thesis should be 2-3.