So how do you take your essays to the next level and go from great to brilliant?Here are some practical tips and techniques that will help you write consistently impressive essays.A word of warning: words you find in a thesaurus can’t always be used interchangeably; even words with similar meanings can differ subtly in a way that makes them inappropriate in certain contexts, so find examples of a word used correctly before you use a new word for the first time.
One of his quotes says: “I do not notice either heroism nor sacrifice in destroying lives and properties either for offense nor defense;” which translates the idea of the non-sense of war and violence.
Although this answer leads to another inquiry, such as, is passive resistance the solution or do we need to shift paradigms trying to understand why wars are a constant in human history, additionally, if recovering a sense of community versus individualism could open a path to possible solutions?
Life on Earth constantly swings between peace and war, even though human kind is famishing for happiness. Leslie Marmon Silko writes in Ceremony: “Tonight the singing had come first, squeaking out of the iron bed, a man singing in Spanish, the melody of a familiar love He writes in his war’s storytelling book “Il Sergente nella neve” (The sergeant in the snow): “In war, when everything seems to fall and die, a simple act, a word, a little fact, is sufficient to rise hope and life.” His book begs us to reflect on the absurdity of war and violence.
Bliss does not derive from war and violence, why then humanity cannot live without the burden of wars? Maybe violence is inscribed into our DNA, our ancestral reptile brain, somehow, is dominating over our intellectual reasoning and emotional intelligence, the same brain that helped us to survive in hostile environments of a primitive world. Furthermore, on brotherhood and camaraderie and on how a simple act of kindness or a word of love can change desperate battle field situations restoring hope and life.
A good vocabulary will allow you to express exactly what you mean, as clearly and concisely as possible.
Economy with words is a characteristic of all good essays, because readers (and essay-markers) don’t like having their time wasted with long, rambling points that could have been expressed in half the number of words.Create a folder in your email account for new word emails, so that you can file each email away and have them all in one place ready to flick through and learn from in an idle moment.– Read widely, and refer to a dictionary for words you don’t know as you go along; this way, you’ll learn the new word as well as seeing it in context so you know how to use it properly.Maybe there is place for love even into the dramatic dimension of war, in our deep inner self we are naturally made by love and for love.A world’ symbol of peace is best impersonated by Ghandi.For many such students, each essay brings with it the challenge of making it that little bit better than the last one.The problem is that when you write essays regularly, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut of repeating the same formula each time – particularly when you already receive good feedback from the teachers who read them.Read essays on a wide variety of subjects, not necessarily just those that you’re studying; different disciplines might apply different kinds of arguments or styles, so the wider you read, the more possible techniques there are for you to pick up and use in essays of your own. Has the writer used any techniques you’ve not seen before?As you read other people’s essays, don’t just take them at face value. Another good source of essays is the broadsheet newspapers.What’s more, deploying a good vocabulary displays intelligence and allows you to be more persuasive in your essay-writing.Here are some ways in which you can build your vocabulary: – Subscribe to a ‘word a day’ email (such as this one from Merriam-Webster).