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Requirements for the essay

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Requirements for the essay

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1. The essay should be perceived as a whole, the idea should be clear and understandable.
2. The essay should not contain anything superfluous, should include only the information that is necessary to disclose your position, the idea.
3. The essay should have a competent composition, be logical, clear in structure.
4. Each paragraph of the essay should contain only one main idea.
5. The essay should show that its author knows and meaningfully uses theoretical concepts, terms, generalizations, worldview ideas.
6. The essay should contain a convincing argumentation of the position stated on the problem.
 Algorithm of writing an essay:
Carefully read all the topics (statements) offered for writing the essay.
Choose the one that will meet several requirements:
a) is interesting to you;
b) you have generally understood the meaning of the statement;
c) you have something to say on the topic (you know the terms, you can give examples, you have personal experience, etc.).
Identify the main idea of the statement (what is it about?), for this purpose use the periphrase technique (say the same thing, but in your own words).
Sketch out the arguments for and/or against the statement, using a rough draft. If you can type handmade writing reviews both for and against the aphorism taken as your topic, your essay may be polemical in nature.
For each argument, select examples, facts, situations from life, personal experience, etc.
Once again review the selected illustrations: did you use your knowledge of the subject in them (terms, facts of social life, for an essay on law - knowledge of modern legislation, etc.).

Consider what literary techniques you will use to make the language of your essay more interesting, lively (comparisons, analogies, epithets, etc.).
Arrange your chosen arguments and/or counterarguments in a sequence. This will be your conditional outline.
Come up with an introduction to the argument (you can write in it why you chose the statement, define your position at once, ask your question of the author of the quote, etc.).
 State your point of view in the sequence you have outlined.
Formulate a general conclusion of the work and, if necessary, edit it.
What you should pay attention to when writing your essay.
 1.  It is worth noting that in humanities education there are no absolutely right or wrong answers to questions, as there are in physics or mathematics - there are only more or less argued points of view.
2. the final mark (grade) for an essay is usually given for ideas, students' own judgments, and their arguments.
3.  When advancing one's own position, the focus is:
4.The student's ability (ability) to critically and independently evaluate a range of data and the viewpoints/arguments of others;
5.ability to understand, evaluate and make connections between the key points of any problems and issues;
6.the ability to differentiate between what is more and what is less important;
7.ability to understand analytical approaches and models;
8. willingness to differentiate opposing approaches and models and their application to empirical material, discussions about issues of principle.
9.  Papers that are written briefly, clearly and concisely win.

Classification of essays
In terms of content essays are:
  • philosophical,
  • literary-critical,
  • historical,
  • fiction,
  • fiction-publicistic,
  • spiritual and religious, etc.
In literary form, essays appear as:
  • review,
  • lyric miniature,
  • notes,
  • a page from a diary,
  • letter, etc.
A distinction is also made between essays:
  • descriptive,
  • narrative,
  • reflective,
  • critical,
  • analytical, etc.
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