Updated on Oct 20, 2021
Students who are about to take their GRE tests are always nervous when it comes to Essays. One thing I would like to emphasize on, that no one is a born writer with an exceptionally excellent vocabulary. You need to have the confidence that you can write well. Don’t worry if you don’t have a very good vocabulary.
For An Issue essay you have to first understand that the best way to teach is to praise positive actions and ignore the negative ones.
Issue Essay is one of the essays of a section 1, and this section is specially charted to understand and measure the analytical writing skills of a student. In this type of essay one is required to write a detailed passage on the given topics with good writing skills. This is the reason why your teachers ask you to “Sharpen your writing skills” because a lot can be judged by what you write and the way you write.
You are judged by how well you do the following:
• Respond to the specific instructions of an Issue Topic
• Consider the complexities of the Topic
• Organize, develop and express your Ideas
• Support your side with relevant reasons and examples (Why your opinion is correct?)
• Control the element of standard written English
KIC’s Education’s Formula
You need to differentiate between an Issue essay and an Argument Essay –
Both are different in their own ways. Also such essays don’t judge your vocabulary but your grammatical and analytical skills.
Here's a simple short structure of your Issue Essay:
It is a simple 5 paragraph short essay that you need to write within 30 minutes. So keep in mind you need to organize your essay well, write it in such way that its easy and clear for the reader to read, evaluate, and understand your issue essay.
Understand and Analyze (2-3 minutes) - Begin like a normal essay and add a bit of complexity of the issue essay to score points. Also be focused throughout the entire essay. Make sure you are neither casual nor generic.
Rhetorical devices are the most common:
First Body Paragraph- (5 – 7 minutes) Use the most specific example that can be from any of the verticals – Science, History, politics, business or personal experiences. But also make sure you CHOOSE the most relevant one, something you are knowledgeable about and something you believe in for each of the paragraphs that can support your thesis.
Your Body Paragraph will include the following steps:
Second Body Paragraph (4- 6 minutes) - This is similar to the above paragraph but make sure you use a DIFFERENT EXAMPLE altogether
Final Body Paragraph - (9minutes) - Again use the similar idea… Add a 3rd example and link it to your thesis… Give an interconnection and prove it as a part of your thesis and not just a random and a generic idea… Be Specific!!
Prior to the conclusion you have a paragraph called the Reservation. You can state that the other side is equally true.
The Conclusion (5 Minutes) – Interconnect all your 3 examples and introduce the opposing position on the issue and then debate and reinforce your own thesis, hence this part of your essay helps you conclude and get more ideas for a perfect conclusion.
Tips to Remember:
In the next article we will be discussing about Argumentative Essay.
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