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(Essay for IAS Main)
If you read this article you will get above average marks for sure and you
will add anywhere between 10-100 to your Essay score.
You will get enough time to write your essay (2500 words max
in 3 hours compare with 4500 in General Studies). So, be extra cautious in your
topic (choose objective and scientific topics) as well as writing the first
page. Never overwrite, No paragraphs, bullet points, diagram, flow chart, naming
the subheading and writing introduction, body, conclusion as title heads. Never
quote (only if you are willing to trade your life with the fact that you know
the quote). Rather paraphrase.
What is an Essay?
It is subjective assessment of one's personality, one's
reasoning and one's line of thinking. Art & Science. Highest Yield (prepare
Essay fro 2 weeks, you can get 130+ marks).
Expectation by Examiner: Essay is not just a
disgorgement of information and facet not is it a medium to express our
attitudes and prejudices through half-baked opinions. One purpose of an Essay
could be to test and assess the writing skills of the candidates.
Yet equally and even more important purpose that an essay
serves are to give as insight into:
one's ability to respond critically and personally to a
problem or issue
one's acumen to select and use information to support an
argument and to present this argument in a structured and impressive way.
Preparation of Essay Paper
Do not devote much time for Essay preparation. GS knowledge +
reading habits + a decent command over English (any language you are choosing to
Spend time to structure and draw outlines of certain essays
which appeared in last 3 years' papers. We all suffer from information overload
and in an outright attempt to sway the examiner with our knowledge and
intellectual prowess, we tend to disgorge everything we know even if it is only
remotely linked to the asked theme. Not only deviate from the core theme of the
essay, write a number of irrelevant things, waste out precious time but also end
up frustrating the examiner.