Writing an essay in the CSS exam is not everyone’s cup of tea. To tackle an essay is something that every CSS aspirant is afraid of. And the essay contains 100 marks so we cannot neglect it at all. However, playing with some strategies will definitely help you build a mind-blowing essay.
For this purpose, we have gathered some working tips from some of the past CSS aspirants and compiled them for you so that you can be the next CSS exam topper advising the new CSS aspirants.
Essay Writing Tips for Css Exam:
Here are some tips for essay writing in the CSS exam. Practice essay writing according to the following techniques.
Brainstorm the ideas
Ask the examiner for a second answer booklet. On the last page of the booklet write “Rough Work” on top and write down all the things that come to your mind. Don’t think about whether this idea is suitable or not just write down all the things that come to your mind inflow. Here we can divide this step into the following subparts.
- Write down all the ideas.
- Eliminate all the non-related ideas.
- Arrange all the ideas in a sequence by numbering them.
Make an outline
The sequence you made in the last step is now has become an outline of your essay. Write down the sequenced ideas in a proper way so that it looks like a proper outline of the essay. Do not add an unnecessarily detailed outline so that the examiner finds it not worthy enough to read it. The purpose of the outline is to give the examiner an overview of the points that he is going to read. Remember, the outline provides the first impression of your essay to the examiner. So don’t make it extremely long and detailed.
Note: The length of the outline of your essay should not be more than 2.5 pages. The best practice is to make it 2 pages.
Include the examples in the outline
Include the main examples that you are going to use to justify your point in the outline. This will show that you have a strong grip on the topic and that you are justifying your opinion with references and not just randomly. Show the examiner that you have insights into the topic and you have well researched the topic.
Justify each argument:
Justify your every argument with suitable examples. Use statistical data with facts and figures appropriately according to your topic.
Note: Don’t use more than just 2 examples to justify your argument otherwise it will create a mess and possibility is that the examiner finds it boring and loses his interest.
Write each new argument in a new paragraph
Write each new argument in a new paragraph and write only one argument in a paragraph. Don’t bombard the examiner with multiple arguments and ideas in a single paragraph. There is no limit of paragraphs in an essay so use this facility as there are no bounds.
Each paragraph is a mini-essay
Write each paragraph as it is completely an essay itself. The paragraph should be started with a topic sentence describing the main idea of the paragraph. Then it should contain the lines elaborating further the idea of that paragraph. And in the last line, it should have a conclusion of that paragraph. Try to use words like ‘Thus’, ‘Therefore’, ‘Hence’, and ‘In conclusion’ and repeat the idea of the paragraph in the concluding sentence so that it reflects that you are ending that paragraph.
Connection of paragraphs
Every paragraph must be connected to the previous one. So that it shows the coherence and relevance in the paragraphs. The outline can help you in this regard. Arrange your paragraphs according to the outline. The main purpose of this thing is that the examiner understands that you have not of the topic and still have the main idea in your mind.
The introductory paragraph of your essay is extremely important. Make sure to repeat the topic of the essay in your introductory paragraph but it should not contain the words as it is but use in your own words with a little alteration and do this in the first line of the paragraph. Then expand the subject by writing a few examples. In the last line of the paragraph make a thesis statement of the essay. Make sure to choose appropriate words in your thesis statement because your essay is going to revolve around this.
Writing a conclusion
The conclusion of the essay is actually a summary of the essay. Summarize your whole essay in one paragraph and your conclusion is ready. Use the thesis statement again in this paragraph. Do not write any other ideas in this paragraph.
Some other tips:
Here are some other useful tips for writing an essay in the CSS exam other than the structure of the essay.
Headings or subheadings
Do not use headings or subheadings as it violates the rules of writing an essay.
Writing recommendations in an essay is not compulsory. However, if you write it will impose a good impression on the writer. Place this paragraph just before the conclusion.
There is no need to learn and write quotations to include in the essay because the purpose of these service exams is to check the organic ideas of the aspirant and not the cramming power.
We hope that you find these tips for writing an essay in the CSS exam useful. Write down your strategies for writing an essay. We would love to hear from you. Keep visiting F.Sc Online for more tips and techniques for screening tests. And also share this post with your friends who are going to appear in the CSS exam 2020.