Understanding essay questions one of the main reasons students discuss here the answer must explain a topic or concept, and then give details through supporting evidence, words which are often used in essay questions knowing what these words mean will assist you in. Discuss the following with an essay of at least 350 words reflect on what hosea endured at god’s command why would god make such a demand of his prophet. Discuss present various sides or points, talk over, consider the different sides usually longer than an explanation of the same subject “discuss the factors to be considered in choosing a career” microsoft word - important words in essay questionsdoc author. In an essay (800 words), compare and contrast julius caesar, augustus caesar, and discuss their importance to rome and how their reigns led to the end of the roman republic additionally, discuss the.
The language of the question, especially the directive (task) words, will indicate the type of essay and suggest an appropriate structure to follow in your essay more information on directive words is contained in the qut cite|write booklet (pdf, 726kb). Words and phrases for demonstrating contrast when you’re developing an argument, you will often need to present contrasting or opposing opinions or evidence – “it could show this, but it could also show this”, or “x says this, but y disagrees. An essay has been defined in a variety of ways one definition is a prose composition with a focused subject of discussion or a long, systematic discourse it is difficult to define the genre into which essays fall. As easily as a 2000-word essay: discuss and analyse the roles of women in society in the period 1000-1350 it would be appropriate to limit this question by indicating your focus, for example, on.
This phrase is an obvious attempt at padding an essay out to increase the word count you don’t need to signpost an essay in this way, and what’s more, this is a weak way of moving from one argument to another. Words such as ‘explain’, ‘evaluate’ or ‘analyse’ – typical question words used in essay titles – provide a useful indication of how your essay should be structured they often require varying degrees of critical responses. Essay questions are usually worded in one of a number of standard ways: they often start with words and phrases such as discuss, analyse, assess, and to what extent which give you a hint as to how to deal with the question here are some typical instructions and what they mean. Writing guide 1: writing an assessed essay 1 seventh edition 2009 the writing guide who should use this guide this guide is written for undergraduates writing practice essays, semester essays, and course work in law it is. Quotation + discuss' questions one of the most common types of essay question is a direct quotation followed by a general task word or phrase like ‘discuss' or ‘to what extent do you agree.
In this video, we will discuss how word choice sets the tone for your essay this includes letting the reader know if you are angry, happy or even attempting to refrain from bias. These include the format, font, font size, etc but here we will discuss the word count and consequently, the length of an essay it is not uncommon to hear people ask how to make an essay longer sometimes even with the most interesting essay topics, we still manage to fall short of the word count how to make an essay longer will thus be. Identify the key words teachers and professors use certain key words in essay questions to communicate what they want you to do for example, an essay question that asks you to “describe” an issue will be different from an essay question that asks you to “argue” a position. Introduction this lesson will help you answer ielts writing task 2 discussion (or discuss both views and give your opinion) questions these particular questions require a different approach to opinion essays because you have to discuss both sides rather than just argue in favour of one side.
Task words are the words or phrases used in assignment titles that tell you what to do (these words are also used in marking criteria) common examples in uk higher education include ‘discuss’. Source: adapted from bate, d 1979, essay method and english expression, harcourt brace jovanovich group, sydney these are very important words and you must be clear about their meaning for example, an essay that asks you to describe a topic is very different to an essay that asks you analyse a topic. Discuss why assignment essays are common assessment tasks in undergraduate tertiary coursework, and evaluate the effectiveness of assignments as an avenue for learning (word limit 500 words – 10% leeway) please note that the apa referencing style is used in this sample essay. • critically discussat least two studies of conformity ‘critically discuss’ is an ao2 term that ‘critically discuss’ is an ao2 term that means ‘comment on, drawing particular attention to the limitations.
The term discuss, which appears often in essay questions, directs you to examine, analyze carefully, and present considerations pro and con regarding the problems or items involved this type of question calls for a complete and entailed answer. Essay structure because essays are essentially linear—they offer one idea at a time—they must present their ideas in the order that makes most sense to a reader successfully structuring an essay means attending to a reader's logic. This essay will firstly, discuss student freedom as one of the main advantages of this and secondly, outline decreasing levels of face to face contact as one of the main disadvantages one of the principle advantages of an increase in the use electronic devices in education is the autonomy it provides students.