Although the essay is considered as a creative and rather emotional task, such work still has a number of academic requirements.
In particular, such requirements exist in the structure of the written text.
So, here they are:
- INTRODUCTION is the essence and justification of the choice of the topic. The introduction consists of a group of components connected logically and stylistically. At this stage, it is very important to correctly formulate the questions on which you are going to find answers in your search. When working on the introduction , answer the following questions: Why is the topic I’m covering up important at the moment? What concepts will be included in my reflections on the topic? Can I divide the topic into several sub-themes? Is it necessary to give definitions of terms used in the subject of an essay?
- MAIN PART – is the theoretical basis of the chosen topic and the main question. This part provides the development of arguments, analysis, and their justification, based on specific data, other arguments and positions on this issue. This is the main content of the essay and this is the most difficult stage.
Depending on the question, the analysis is carried out on the basis of the following categories:
-The reason is the consequence
-General is special
– Form is content
-Part is a whole
-Permanent sign is a variable sign
In the process of constructing an essay it is important to remember that one paragraph should contain one statement and corresponding proof, supported by illustrative or scientific material.
Of great importance for writing an essay is the ability to observe. The object of your observations and descriptions can be various things, living beings, processes, actions and even feelings. In the artistic description (essay), each depicts a subject in its own way, such as it seems to the author. You can not name all the signs of the subject. Your task is to give a vivid idea of the subject, to express your impression about it, your own assessment.
- THE CONCLUSION is a generalization and reasoned part with a topic with an indication of the scope. The summary of the essay is an additional explanations, refinements, reinforcements given in the main part. For this purpose it is recommended to use repetitions, illustrations, citations, impressive statements.
Although creative work is mostly three-part structure, the work must be holistic, not “glued” from the introduction, the main part and the conclusion. An important role is played by “bridge” – the transition from one part to another.