Choosing topic - rather complex and responsible task of a creative nature. To solve it correctly, one should be guided by such criteria: 1) understanding of the topic (each concept can be consciously explained), 2) knowledge and understanding of the material involved (the work itself, information on the theory and history of literature, historical and philosophical views associated with this topic), 3) interest in the topic, 4) the experience of working on a certain type of composition (characteristic, comparative characteristic, problematic composition, writing of a public-journalistic character, etc.). Of course, choosing a topic, we will not mechanically relate it to the listed requirements. But the choice is faster and more correct if we know and understand certain criteria for it.
How to start an essay
It often happens that a person who has enough eloquence and the ability to express his thoughts on paper, has difficulty in starting the essay, including the essay. Consideration of the beginning can stretch out for quite a long time, which greatly darkens the process of creative work. Take advantage of our tips on how to start an essay.
Tip 1. Before you start writing essays, you need to formulate an idea, define a goal and find sources of information for the work.
Tip 2. Use the freeriding technique (free writing). The essence of it is to write down all the thoughts that come to mind without editing it and not following grammar, punctuation, style, etc. A great way to help cope with the creative crisis and find an extraordinary idea.
Tip 3. It is important not to focus on the introductory part. The introduction can be written and after the main part is written. In this case it is already clear what the essay is about, therefore it is easier to write the introduction.
Tip 4. One of the fairly common options is to write an essay, starting with a question, the answer to which is given in the aftermath
Common errors when writing an essay
Knowing the most common mistakes will help prevent them from writing their own essays.
Mistake 1. The fear of being misunderstood or not making the right impression helps the author to remove all the extra, outstanding from the essay. Due to this essay can lose its individuality and uniqueness.
Mistake 2. Insufficient elaboration of details. A common mistake is the existence of an assertion that is not supported by a sufficient number of arguments in the form of examples and proofs.
Mistake 3. Misunderstanding of the essence of the problem stated in the essay or the wrong interpretation of the topic.
Mistake 4. Enumeration of other people's opinions, without indicating their authorship and lack of their own point of view.