Clear handwriting, clean presentation
No matter how good the content is, the presentation is not beautiful, which can lead to loss of points or low scores, making it difficult to make a good impression on the examiner.
You need to practice writing, it may not be beautiful, but the handwriting must be clear, easy to read, clean, not erased, blacked out, crossed out in the work, etc. Because that will not create a connection. between sentences, and also shows that you are careless in your presentation.
Books are priceless treasures of mankind. It contains a huge amount of first-class knowledge. Not only that, books are also a place to gather valuable life experiences. With regular reading, you will accumulate a rich amount of knowledge. To write a good essay, the first thing you need to do is read a book. It can be textbooks, sample books, reference books, etc.
First of all, you need to find a book genre that suits your interests to avoid boredom and monotony. Maybe, for the first day or two, you feel that reading is very sleepy… After a while gradually getting into the habit of reading, a little bit each day you will find reading very useful.
You gradually increase the passion and excitement when you discover a good passage, an interesting quote or sometimes just the use of the word “poison”, the punctuation leaves many thoughts in the reader’s heart. Each time you read, you give different feelings and experiences; The more I read, the more I understand, the more I want to learn more about that topic. Grandparents have a saying “it rains for a long time, plowing deeply”.
Reasonable division of time
The exam time will go by so quickly that you have not written half of the essay or have not written the conclusion and the time has expired. This causes the test score to be pulled down very low due to incompleteness.
In order to avoid the lack or excess of time, you need to divide certain time periods for the introduction, body, and conclusion; How much time is suitable? (The body usually takes up half of the time, the rest is the opening and closing). Depending on the required time period, the division is reasonable.
Focus on the opening
When faced with a topic, perhaps the introduction often makes many of you find it the most difficult. Many of you do not know where to start, how to start.
A good introduction will make a good impression on the grading teacher, so you should take the time to draft your essay first to make it concise and attractive to the reader. There are many different ways to open the lesson: compare, go from general to specific… You can also quote from a sentence, a quote… to make the opening more impressive.
Check spelling and grammar
“Thunderstorm, not in Vietnamese grammar”. This is not too difficult, but it takes practice to master it, no one suddenly matures without a process of hard practice. When you are done with the essay, you should not rush to hand it in to the teacher, but need to re-read the entire article to see if there are any spelling mistakes.
The strict requirement of writing is that even the smallest spelling mistake should not be made, it must be in accordance with Vietnamese standards, and must not be abbreviated. Because if you misspell you will lose sympathy, not create a friendly inspiration for the graders. This is an important link that cannot be ignored!
Need to know how to transform other people’s ideas into your own
To do this, you need to read a lot. After that, I will record it in a notebook, find it when needed. You should read it over and over again, be able to remember the gist of the content, and then use it as a reference for a very appropriate article.
You need to understand that: writing an essay is like cooking a dish, it requires ingredients, stir-fry, seasoning to taste delicious and attractive. Each person – a thought – has a different way of writing, you should refine, learn skills, transform good ideas, summarize into your own to gradually improve your writing ability, integrated knowledge therefore more diverse.
This is the most important part, the hardest part, so it also takes the most points. The body of the essay must absolutely ensure that the content meets the requirements of the given topic, including what content you need to solve, covering all that content.
At the same time, you also need to divide the content of each idea accordingly to avoid the situation that the first idea is written in too detail, the following ideas are sketchy, over-the-top… not creating a balance and harmony for the whole essay.
Make an outline
To have a good essay, it is necessary to make an outline by bulleting the ideas to be developed on scratch paper to ensure the order of which ideas come first; divide the layout reasonably, ensure the content, avoid the situation of shortage before and after. You need to understand that: making an outline is like making a plan for yourself, scientific steps are easy to implement predefined ideas.
Outlining is the selection and arrangement of the basic content intended to be deployed into the three-part layout of the text. This has many meanings:
- Helps the writer to cover the main content, the arguments, the arguments to be deployed, the scope and level of the argument, etc.
- Avoid digression, digression or repetition; avoid omission or disproportionate implementation of ideas.
- Having an outline, the writer will also know how to properly allocate time when doing the test, avoiding the imbalance in the article.
If you want to get a high score, you should pay attention to the citation, put in the article good sayings, must specify a specific source (where it is extracted from, if it is a saying, you must annotate the person’s name).
This not only shows that he is an avid reader with rich knowledge, but also a person with good writing skills, research and research. The citation must be appropriate to create a highlight, plus points for the article, should not be overused when quoting.
Follow social news
Where does social news come from? It comes from watching TV channels, newspapers, the internet… By updating the news every day, you will quickly grasp the amount of information that is quite suitable for the types of articles in the form of social discourse. The information obtained will be important evidence, vivid, close to social reality, highly persuasive to readers.
To do this, before you include the article you need to consider the reliability of the amount of information. Not all information is included for evidence, but it is necessary to consider whether the information is authentic, so read it from official newspapers. The amount of information you give out affects not only yourself, but also the recipients of the information. You need to pay attention to this step!
Read the topic carefully before you do it
Instead of taking advantage of the time to take the test as soon as there is a question, many students believe that candidates should read the entire exam carefully in advance to shape how to do the test and allocate time appropriately.
This is especially important to do before starting the test. You need to read carefully, in detail, how to properly understand the problem that the teacher gives (need analysis, proof or comment …)
to avoid digression and rambling.