Let’s just recap a few of those points that we made in the article, and the first one which seems to have caused a lot of problems is the idea of the introduction. In fact, quite a number of people have written to me since seeing my articles to ask me how do I write an introduction? How do I write the strong introduction? Should I use essay writing services?
I thought this is a very strange question until I looked on the internet to find there’s a lot of people on the internet advising that an introduction should be something that captures the attention of the reader, an introduction should be something that you spend a lot of time and effort thinking about well. In my experience, you don’t have that much time or effort number one but number two and this is more important your average teacher the person who’s generally going to be reading this essay and marking it can generally survive a few sentences of an introduction, they are not going to fall asleep or lose interest after two or three sentences the area, where you really need to keep their attention.
Once the essay has started, you need to pay particular attention to the way that you present your arguments in paragraphs two and three and particularly in the crunch, so don’t get worried about the strong introduction. Don’t try to be George Orwell, if you are spectacular, but if you are not, please don’t worry about trying to say something original. There’s not that much that you can say that is truly original that’s point one point two please take the opportunity of using that strong introduction to fashion your essay in the way that you want it to be read.
If the question is perhaps a little bit vague by all means, use the introduction to make it specific, set out your stall indicate what you intend to do, but do so succinctly, don’t spend too much time on it. The introduction again let me repeat should be brief and the conclusion again let me repeat should be brief, if you’re going to spend a lot of time on either the introduction, or the conclusion really you’re wasting time, your time is best spent on that fourth paragraph, on the crunch.
There is a view particularly in France, that the conclusion should hint, that there is more to be said. If you want to do this by all means do, but don’t spend too much time on it, if there’s more to be said frankly.
I would ask why haven’t you said it a final point that we might say before we finish this lesson is about language now. Many of you may have undergone the rigors of the SAT test and you’ve learned all these extraordinary words, but be careful I’m not saying don’t use extraordinary words! Extraordinary words are wonderful, but be careful that you really know, how to use them and that you’re not going to misuse them. There is nothing worse than seeing the misuse of a word like ease or excoriate these words have a perfectly good and valuable meaning. We don’t want it to be messed up by somebody who’s just showing off that’s the first point here the second point probably we use to back this up because what is better to have lots of words that nobody understands in your essay or to explain something which is very complicated in the language that an intelligent. Five-year-old or seven-year-old might actually understand, I would always opt for that option, I would always say: “please try and write clearly in a way that an intelligent child would understand you”. It’s much cleverer to be able to explain something complicated in simple language than to make something that is simple seem really complex you are not working for some strange dictatorial bureaucracy you are trying to explain something.