Some Do’s and Don’ts in Essay Writing for OAS Mains Examination

Some Do’s

  1. Put Down as many points as you can, touching the different sides of a given subject. Let each such point carry a new idea. This will help you in being sure that you have left out nothing important about it.
  2. Arrange those points in their regular order. You may or you may not actually write all the points in the body of the essay.
  3. For every essay that you try, have a sort of an introduction at the beginning of the essay and also a brief conclusion at its end.
  4. Build a paragraph on each point. At times a point may have only one sentence. It is yet a paragraph. But do not use this device too often.
  5. Try to touch the proper subject of an essay at the earliest possible stage, not in the very beginning. To linger long in the introduction is not helpful. The examiner may lose his patience otherwise.
  6. In every paragraph keep a topical sentence and the paragraph should then be based on that sentence. This topical sentence may appear in the beginning, in the middle or unavoidably, even at the end of the paragraph.
  7. The introduction is meant to put the reader in the atmosphere required by the subject of the essay, and the conclusion is a sort of bidding god-bye. The introduction and the conclusion, at times may be only of a sentence each.
  8. Avoid repetition of the same idea in the essay, unless it is absolutely necessary for the purposes of emphasis.
  9. Try to write your sentences of two clauses each. This will save you from any possible mistakes of the subject and the verb. If you try to write sentences at more than two clauses, be careful or you may be like one lost in a forest.
  10. In order to impress a point on the reader, you may occasionally use any good quotation, a proverb or an illustration. But this requires great care.
  11. Use a past tense for a past event
  12. Every subordinate clause that you write must have its main clause either going before or coming after it.
  13. Being every new paragraph a little on the right side of the page.
  14. Every new sentence must begin with capital first letter and end with a full point.
  15. Every common noun in the singular must have an article.

Some Don’ts

  1. Don’t write a very lengthy introduction.
  2. Don’t lose sight of the subject of your essay. Every new sentence that you write must be concerned your subject.
  3. Don’t use a phrase or idiom about those correctness and utility you are not sure.
  4. Do.t use any uncommon of difficult word whose meaning you do not know.
  5. Don’t use same word both in the Singular and Plural in the same sentence.
  6. Don’t afraid of writing a few words more or less than the number required by the examiner. What is important is your sincere attempt made to discuss the subject in all positive ways. No sensible examiner would care for the exact number of words set down.
  7. Don’t refer to a fact or an event unless you are sure of it.

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