You will need
- Pen, notebook
Locate the "starting point". The topic about which you reflected recently, a memory, an episode from the life from which you would like to start the story about myself.
Write the first draft all the thoughts that arise in connection with this topic. Do not try to correctly formulate a phrase or find a beautiful expression – just fix the "stream of consciousness".
After some time (20-30 minutes) reread the record. Highlight they key points. This is the basis for your essay. Position these pieces as the points and try to change their sequence. Select the order that matches the logic of the development of the theme – it may be the chronology or thematic mapping blocks of text. Importantly, for the reader to understand that what and why should be in your narrative.
Then work on each block separately: cleaned up phrase from the point of view of style, cut the excess and add transitions from one thought to another. Such transitions can be built logically or emotionally, and all of a sudden, but some connection, at least on an emotional level, should attend. Look for unusual wording, images, and allusions. Use examples of art as "images" animating text.
Proofread and listen to your feelings. Because the genre of the essay is based on reflection, it is the attention to yourself will help you to write a complete text.
Advice 2: How to write a pedagogical essay
Essay – a short essay describing a subjective point of view of author on a particular issue. Pedagogical essays connected with the professional activities of the author and describes his opinion about a particular (often shared) the question specified in the subject of the essay.
You will need
- - computer and text editor;
- - paper and pen.
The distinctive characteristics of essay in General, and pedagogical essays in particular – low volume and free form presentation. When writing an essay on the computer look no more than a 12-m size (with single or semi-double spaced). On paper, it will be a sheet and a half.
Free form causes some confusion, but for convenience, set yourself limits. Mentally divide the future composition into three unequal parts: the introduction, which will feature question (also specified by the subject of the essay); the main part, in which you'll answer it; the conclusion, where you repeat the same theses answers in a short form.
The ratio of parts by volume is approximately as follows: 1:2:1. In other words, mentally you can divide the volume of the future essay into parts before writing. This form of composition is versatile for many works of literary art, so the analysis of other works you will find traces of it. In fact, the essay is a miniature copy of the abstract, a scientific treatise or any other work. Its advantage compared to a large form – availability, digestibility and exciting presentation of the material.
In the introduction, briefly describe the history of the issue. Specify the names and date when issue has been raised for the first time, bring two or three points of view, not emphasizing his attitude toward them. It is important that they are radically different from each other, was the opposite. Please note that the issue is still not resolved, but you try to answer it.
In the middle part indicate own point of view and provide arguments in its favor. This may be the opinions of contemporaries and figures of the past, your personal observations and experience. Divide the answer into several parts, proving his point of view consistently.
In the final part, indicate that you failed to give a convincing answer to the question. Confirm a second time that the case is so, how you presented in the essay.