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 Main stages of writing and effective essay: Preparation: Decide topic, research, and essay outline Writing: Start with introduction, Write main body backed by evidence and, a conclusion Reviewing: Review the content, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and formatting of your essay Write an Impactful Introduction : The first paragraph of the essay holds great significance. You need to pay special attention to the introductory paragraph of your essay. The introduction sets the tone for your essay and comprises 10% – 20% of your text. The first line of the paragraph should be able to capture the attention of the examiner in the first reading. It is always a good idea to start your essay with a quote or anecdote. Also, make sure that it is relevant to the topic. The first sentence of the introduction should pique your reader’s interest and curiosity. Goal of Introduction: The basic goal of an introductory paragraph is to clarify the purpose of essay to the reader. the central picture of the topic: It is important to give context that will help your reader understand your argument by citing the concise background. Thesis statement: It creates the central argument you’re going to make. It provides focus and signals your position on the topic. Preview: You can end it by describing what will be covered in each part of the essay.   Logical part of essay: The Main Body This part consists of multiple paragraphs that connect in a logical order. Body paragraphs aim to justify your stance in the essay. Special care should be taken to assure that one paragraph follows the other in a proper order. It contains the primary message of the writer. The purpose of the main body: to present, interpret and analyze the information and, analyse the sources you have gathered to support your argument.   Length of Main Body: The length of the body depends on the type of essay and it comprises 60% – 80% of the text. Formation of Paragraphs: To give your essay a clear picture, it is important to organize it into paragraphs. Each paragraph should be centered around one main point or idea.   Organize and develop the various aspects and points of the essay in a logical sequence. State the most valuable and impactful point just after the introductory paragraph. You can make use of appropriate illustrations and facts to support your ideas and opinion. Try to form paragraphs of same length. Make sure that you do not deviate from the central idea and theme of the topic.   Final Perspectives : The Conclusion The conclusion is the sum-up of all the points that you elaborate in the main body of the essay. It is not just a summary of your ideas but also reflects your final perspective on the given topic. It comprises no more than 10% – 15% of the text. A strong essay conclusion should: Summarise your Whole Idea / Thesis, Combine together with your main points State why your argument matters with suggestions if any, You can give suggestions, state limitations and scope of your approach in the concluding paragraph. A solution-oriented conclusion always makes a good impression. It is recommended that you end your essay on a positive note. The most common mistakes to avoid in essay writing are: Developing some new arguments or evidence Undermining your arguments Using concluding phrases like, “To sum up” or “In conclusion” Drafting the essay: The first step is to read the topic well and note down the ideas that come to your mind. The next step is to brainstorm and generate ideas for the given topic. The best way is to jot down the main points and short keywords. Evaluate the topic on the basis of following aspects: What, when, why, how, where, who etc. Cause and consequences Social, cultural, political, economical etc. Instances, examples, illustrations, analogies etc. Quotes, proverbs, sayings.   An effective title for an Impactful Essay: Main attraction of the essay is its title , it should have the spark to catch the reader eye. The title of the essay should reflect the essence and content of the essay. You can also use a quote or phrase to name your essay. It should not be more than 7-8 words. In case you are unable to think of a suitable title, do it after writing the essay.   

Coaching Select May 21, 2022

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Content Guidelines at CoachingSelect

As a web content company, CoachingSelect owe a lot to content contributors. Collectively as a community we have tons of content, and no one person can do it all. Hence, we encourage and welcome content contributors to write for the site (supported, of course, by our thorough editorial process), Here are some web writing guidelines for our guest contributors. Keep your audience in mind Consider who will be reading and using your web content. Prospective students, current students, alumni, faculty, staff? What are they looking for, and what do they need? Be sure the tone, language and organization of content is appropriate for your audience. Write meaningful headers Readers rely on headers to navigate on-page content. Choose words for headers(H1) and sub headers(H2) that clearly describe the content they introduce. Boring, useful words are better than clever, obtuse words. Blog word Count We have seen numerous recommended words counts but have found a 750-1200-word limit to be a practical and effective number in most cases. Web writing should be clear and direct. Keep sentences short. Remove words or descriptions that do not add value to the content. Upload Blog Banner Provide high-resolution .jpg, .jpeg, .png format image along with your article. Cover image must be at least 1280x720 px in dimensions. Please Use Images should be royalty-free and not watermarked. Make content scannable Readers scan web pages before they read. If they do not recognize useful, relevant content, they often move on. Elements that enhance scanning include headers, links, highlighted text, bulleted lists, graphics, captions, and pull-quotes. Use bulleted lists whenever possible Bulleted lists are easier to scan and read than full paragraphs. If you are listing three or more items, consider using a bulleted list. For instructions or long lists like this one, consider using numbered lists for easy reference. Use active voice Writing in the active voice is more clear, conversational, and engaging than the passive voice. Just ask Strunk and White: "The active voice is usually more direct and vigorous than the passive." Use common language It’s essential for findability and SEO (search engine optimization) to use the same words and phrases your readers do. When creating page titles, headers, list items and links, choose keywords carefully. Additionally, be sure to use keywords consistently when creating web content. When used appropriately, this practice reinforces keyword relevancy for search engines, such as Google and your own internal search, thereby improving findability. Be professional and human Think like a publisher and less like a marketer. Use a more conversational tone. Avoid jargon and buzzwords like "cutting-edge" or "leverage." Users are turned off by content that talks at them instead of with them. Consider how you would communicate with someone standing in front of you instead of via a traditional TV or radio advertisement. Include valuable links If additional useful, relevant and appropriate content exists elsewhere-on or off your website-link to it. Instead of repeating information that already exists on your site, link to this content as well. Consider what content elsewhere might add value to yours and improve usability. When possible, include links within your page copy to make them contextually relevant. If your Blog content matches above guidelines please mail us your content/article & Images at support@coachingselect.com also help with your profile picture (200x200 px in dimensions) which you want to display and short description about yourself as We give a brief 'About the Author' at the profile section of writer of each Blog (without links). Content copyrights belong to us. So, hurry! and send your blog, we'll help you move ahead & publish your blog at CoachingSelect.

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