ESSAY

 

THE ART OF WRITING A GOOD ESSAY

STEP 1: CHOOSE THE RIGHT TOPIC.

Think for minutes before you start the Essay writing. Recall everything that you can remember / want to say about the essay.

While choosing the essay topic the following should be kept in mind

  1. Whether you have knowledge about the particular topic
  2. Whether your have enough information to write, including examples, case studies, issues pertaining to it etc
  3. You should not have a biased opinion about the topic

STEP 2: BREAK DOWN THE ESSAY TOPICS INTO PARTS

Write them all (in very brief) on the end of the answer sheet

Do you remember:

  • Any famous quotes?
  • Current events
  • People
  • Historical events
  • Laws / Administrative polices related to it

Related to that topic, what are the

  • Positive
  • Negative sides
  • obstacles
  • Reforms you suggest?

STEP 3: WRITE A FRAMEWORK FOR THE ESSAY  IN THE ROUGH PAGE

Once you’re done adding everything that you can think about, regarding the essay- then give those topics, order of preference. 1.2.3.4.

The order should be

  1. Introduction
  2. Background / History related
  3. Main concept / theory / what the subject is about
  4. Current scenario related to it.
  5. Good sides
  6. Negative sides / obstacles
  7. Suggested reforms
  8. Conclusion

Everything has to be written in its place.

STEP 4: STRUCTURE THE ESSAY

While structuring the essay, the 20% should be dedicated to introduction, 60% to the body and 20% for the conclusion. The introduction should contain in brief what the reader can expect in the body. The conclusion should contain the your opinion on the topic which you have arrived after analysis the topic in the body in detail.


SOME DON’Ts

  • Excessive criticism of Govt. / administration
  • Seeing negative sides with out suggesting reforms in it.
  • Donot get personal
  • Quotes: Don’t make mistakes in writing who said what. You must quote the quote verbatim. If you’re not sure then don’t quote it.
  • Padding & Deviating from the subject: Padding means, you don’t know the exact answer so you just beat around the bushes and write the garbage stuff to fill up the pages
  • Don’t write too many proverbs / quotes/ (invented) case studies/examples per page.
  • Donot pick up the subject where your idea or thought content is very low.

Suggested Reading:

  • Editorials of newspapers; ಅಭಿವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ from nammakspc
  • Magazines like Frontline, yojana, Kurukshetra.
  • Watch news channel – discussions / debates. (Not TV9 and Times now kind of debade!!!!)
  • Rajya Sabha debates
  • See the old question papers and try to make an outline of each and every Essay asked so far.

Practice Essay Topics

 International importance:

  • Preparedness of our society for India’s global leadership role
  • Are we a soft state?
  • Good Fences make good neighbors
  • Strategic autonomy and no military alliances: the two tenants of India’s foreign policy.
  • Terrorism is today an industry of evil. It is not just a threat to peace and security but an attack on humanity as a whole and civilization
  • The geopolitical and economic factors shaping triangular relationship among India, China and USA.
  • Cyberspace: new frontier of knowledge or new frontier of battlefield?
  • India’s role in promoting asean co-operation.
  • The masks of new imperialism.
  • As civilization advances culture declines.
  • Importance of indo-u.s. nuclear agreement

National Importance

  • The fine line between censorship and moral responsibility.
  • Diversity in Indian society is a fact of life, and any other path will only see “obstacles.”
  • Does Censorship reflect society’s lack of confidence in itself?
  • Importance of education, knowledge and skills for social, economic and political transformation of a country
  • Terrorism- an evil scourge against whole of mankind.
  • Majoritarian Populism is as bad as an authoritarian state.
  • Proactive citizens are nation’s greatest asset
  • Non-violence and peaceful coexistence- the key determinants of Indian philosophy.
  • India needs its own growth-model without upscaling western ideas.
  • Second generation of economic reforms in India needs more than just one big bang idea
  • Cleanliness is the greatest service to the poor
  • Can social intervention alone eradicate inequality & social disparity?
  • Can growth and social inclusion be pursued together?

State and local importance

  • Regional chauvinism- the biggest threat to federalism.
  • New urbanism in India.
  • Bangalore the Garbage capital
  • Has Karnataka Lokayukta let us down?
  • Creation of smaller states and the consequent administrative , economic and developmental implication
  • Panchayati raj system in Karnataka has decentralised corruption
  • Protection of ecology and environment is essential for sustained economic development.
  • Karnataka special economic zone : boon or bane
  • Karnataka Tourism: untapped resource
  • Manufacturing sector over service sector in Karnataka
  • Karnataka Health Tourism
  • Place for Mysore Yuvaraja in modern democracy
  • Bangalore Metro: a white elephant?
  • Regional imbalance in Karnataka
  • Lack of governance post independence is equally responsible for the under development of Hyderabad Karnataka as its history
  • Is suvarna soudha just an eye wash?
  • Farmers suicide: A black dot in Karnataka’s growth story
  • Water war with our neighbours
  • Mandatory Kannada: Is a manifestation of regional chauvinism
  • Compulsory rural Health service in Karnataka versus fundamental right
  • IIT tug-of-war in Karnataka
  • Tipu Sultan an unsung hero of Karnataka

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  • Tippu

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