i WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO THE DESCRIPTION THAT EVERYTHING THAT IS MENTIONED THERE IS REALLY IMPORTANT ON HOW THE ESSAY SHOULD BE WRITTEN
*A good structure
-Try to group ideas on a similar theme together.
-Gradually build up your case.
-Include reading and figures where appropriate and where they support your story.
-Don\’t draw a figure and then write the same information out longhand.
-Keep looking at the question.
-Use some linking sentences and phrases.
*The essay should have an
-Introduction: Introduce the subject. Define terms. Does not have to be very long, but have to introduce everything that is going to be discussed in the essay.
-Main Body: Sections with headings, maybe even sub-headings if need be.
-Table/Diagrams/Photographs: Provide information and understanding, not merely decorative. Avoid writing the legend of the figures, it is better to write your own.
-Conclusion: Puts everything into perspective and suggests where further work/study/research is needed. Here you can express your opinion, talk about what has been wrong with the research to date, suggest what might be needed to answer the question better, what might change in the future, why might we care… but DO NOT introduce more facts.
– References: Very Clear, Do not be over- reliant on the internet. It is largely not peer-reviewed and therefore unreliable. It is also too easy to plagiarise. Most sentences/ideas will have to be referenced unless considered common knowledge.
-The essay should have substance.
-Carefully select material to present.
-Include some illustrative experimental or other scientific results.
-Order the facts/arguments in the most logical sequence.
-MOST IMPORTANTLY, make the argument flow.
-Avoid use of the first person unless expressing your opinion.
-Watch for proper names and always use capitals.
-Avoid brackets..it\’s mostly poor sentence structure.
-Use commas in a correct way.
*Example of styles to use in the essay.
-That blah blah blah is supported by the following studies..
-One of the most interesting findings regarding blah blah was…..
-One study that supports this is….
-Taken together, the above show that….
-In contrast, a number of studies have shown that…..
-Surprisingly, interestingly, unexpectedly…. all add interest to your writing and wake the examiner up.