Essential features of the essay
Small volume: two to
three or six pages – to decide for you. The main thing is to open the topic.
Well, of course, do not aim at an epic – no one will appreciate your efforts.
Free form: up to spoken language. Essay does not claim to be scientific, does not require the introduction and conclusion, is not divided into chapters and paragraphs. The relative stylistics of the author leave complete freedom of creativity. However, switching to slang and allowing language mistakes is still not worth it. Especially if you are studying at a linguist.
The presence of a specific topic, which reveals an essay. The topic can be any – from “Who do I want to become when I grow up” (you remember these works) to “The main reason for problems with the employment of a young specialist.” If you want to post to a local newspaper, choose a specific question. If you are writing on a given topic, please feel free to disclose it.
Subjectivity: personal opinion of the author – main. Remember: you do not claim the truth at the last instance. You express your personal opinion. And no one obliges you to reveal the topic to the end.
Novelty: Tell a new word by topic. The main thing is that this word was yours. You do not need the uppercase truths. Believe me, your readers have long been bored with “the high school is the second home”, “my main dream is the world around the world” and the like.
Honesty: Fix your thoughts and emotions on the topic. Of course, if you hate your native high school or are hired to work in a big company solely through money and “chips”, your honesty is unlikely to appreciate. In other cases, a subjective view will be much more interesting for readers than laudatory ones.
The ability to correctly formulate thoughts and write without errors is, of course, good. Moreover, it goes without saying. Perhaps the employer will miss one or two mistakes by the ears, but the text written by somebody, even without checking in Word, describes you in the best way.
The form and style of the essay are not so important. Yes, creativity may appeal to the employer. But if in the text – only the capital truths, your efforts will disappear for nothing.
Content – that’s the main thing. Your ideas, thoughts, emotions – this is interesting to the reader. That’s exactly what you write an essay for.