Hey aspirant,

Here is my Big picture take on Essay writing. I have divided the whole Essay writing into these main heads. I intend to answer all these over the period of time as I clear my thoughts around these and provide a

Fundamentals of Essay Writing: (The Big Picture):

  1. Why is Essay so important for UPSC exam?
  2. What makes an Essay great?
  3. What makes an Essay horrible?
  4. What are the major roadblocks in Essay Writing?
  5. What to NOT do while writing essays?
  6. What to definitely do while writing essays?
  7. When to start test series for Essay for UPSC?
  8. Which test series?
  9. When to stop writing Essays?

Aspects of Essay Writing:

  1. Brainstorming and Content
  2. Thinking and argument making
  3. Structure:
    • Introduction
    • Body
    • Conclusion
  4. Funnelling technique
  5. Enhancing the argument with data and examples
  6. Importance of short sentences and short paragraphs
  7. Self-evaluation framework –> the key to mastering Essays

The Process of Essay Writing:

  1. Choosing the Right Topic
  2. Brainstorming
  3. Writing rough arguments/points you will present in the Essay
  4. Main Thesis or argumentation in the Essay
  5. A rough draft
  6. Writing
  7. Revision