Nowadays, most of the entrance examinations, regardless of whether it is MBA or engineering entrance test, have a section to assess the essay writing skills of candidates. Generally, this section is to judge whether the candidate is in a position to write his/her views on a particular subject or topic in an understandable format. Many students are of the opinion that essay writing in an annoying task and it tests their patience to a great extent. However, this task can be done in an efficient manner and it can turn out to be a scoring section, when students follow the pointers given below:
The first important point to be remembered by candidates is that they should be clear about the points they wish to communicate and second important point to remember is that it should be readable and to-the-point.
Mental research is important:
Before actually beginning, you should first think about the topic well and identify the best points to cover. Some topics will seem harder to write initially, but when you can think and analyze and when you keep updated with the current happenings around you, the essay writing can turn out to be an easy task. It is better to mentally make a list of the points to be covered in the essay. Then, visualize the whole content and remember to use the best points initially.
Rules of introduction:
As you might be aware first impression should always be the best. Only when your introduction is catchy, the examiner will read the entire content. Remember that the introduction lines and even the introduction paragraph should give a sunrise effect to the content. It should give a short introduction of the pointers covered in the content; however, it should not be too long. For instance, you can write answers to who, where, what, when and why in the first two paragraphs and then only go to how. You can use one-line sentences to describe paragraphs.
Subheadings and paragraphs are important:
An essay can look impressive only when it has subheadings. When it is without any paragraphs or subheadings, it will give a picture as a raw content. So, remember to give short subheadings of what the paragraph talks about. The subheadings should be descriptive and they should have some connection to the main heading of the essay.
It is better to have a unified description under each subheading and when you can maintain equal description under each subheading, your essay will get a good appearance.
Other important pointers to remember:
- It is better to use short sentences all through the essay for easy understanding and for readability.
- Also, you should be cautious about the language used all through the content. This means that it can be either in first person or third person.
- After writing, it is better to go through the entire essay once for correctness of spelling, grammar and for conceptual accuracy.
- It is better to ensure that the essay is not too much crowded with words.
So, remember the above-mentioned tips to easily score well in the essay section in any entrance examination you take.