There is no denying the fact that English writing skills and expression are concomitant of a prodigious knowledge base, vocabulary, and other apposite things. The first step for English Essay writers must be to focus on reading good material like books of renowned authors along with perusing articles published in DAWN, the Diplomat, Global-space-village and others to enhance their written expression. Aspirants should critically observe note-worthy sentences, their structure, use of punctuation, and how the author incorporates them in the text. Critical observation of text is the key to develop a writing style otherwise aspirants surely are on a wild goose chase.
This is an arduous method but if worked upon properly, it will make you an adroit writer and whatever you write will surely be letter-perfect. In a nutshell, even a good book on Pakistan Affairs can help people in augmenting their writing skills; however, subject to the condition that they adopt the proper strategy.
Moreover, a mesmerizing expression that captivates an examiner does not just ensues by means of focused reading and understanding of whatever colossal amount of material aspirants read; as developing such skills warrants a coherent strategy. This article apprises the aspirants of a few tricks of the trade appertaining to the effective use of vocabulary in English essay writing, structuring introductory, and concluding paragraphs. The first step in this context is that aspirants must remember words and their exact spellings in order to utilize them.
Table of Contents
Step 1: to memorize various words along with their exact meanings
Anything that is a threat or danger.
Lasting or existing for a long; recurring.
Causing a mood of gloom or depression.
Continuing without pause or interruption.
Inspiring fear or respect through being powerful, intense, or capable.
State of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation.
Be appropriate, related, or applicable to.
System of society in which the eldest male is head of the family.
Law enforcement undertaken without legal authority.
Apt in the circumstances or in relation to something.
Distribute or provide (a service or information) to a number of people.
Portend a good or bad outcome.
Extremely difficult or involved problem.
A person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering.
Playing to the gallery:
Behave in a way i to make people admire or support you.
A general feeling of discomfort or unease.
Now, the best way aspirants can equip themselves with such a gargantuan vocabulary is through incorporating it in sentences which relate to various current affairs & essay topics so that they are able to use them while writing essays and précis.
Step 2: to utilize these words in sentences
Debate on corruption and failure of accountability laws is in full swing nowadays.
Honor killing has long been a perennial issue of our society.
Presently, the situation of energy crisis in Pakistan is more dismal than ever.
Over the years, gruesome incidents of terrorism have increased at an alarming rate.
The plague of corruption is likely to remain incessant in Pakistan.
The formidable determinant responsible for child abductions is the poor performance of law and order institutions.
Poor HRD index is because of the quandary of illiteracy.
Patriarchal society almost always resorts to violence when it comes to issues pertaining to women.
Ours is the society where anything that offends someone’s sense of patriarchy results in vigilantism.
Vigilantism results in lawlessness.
We must resolve to pragmatic policies in-order to fill the loop-holes in apposite laws.
Government must dispense justice in a befitting manner.
Extremism may not augur well for the country in general and the society in specific.
Energy crisis issue has now has turned into a Gordian-knot.
Scourge of corruption has been Pakistan’s continuing hallmark.
Our government never pays heed to such vital issues like terrorism.
Playing to thegallery:
Our leaders are more interested in playing to the gallery rather than focusing on issues like poverty.
Honor killings have caused such a malaise which has no parallel in the annals of history.
Before writing, go through all the ad-rem sentences that is the ones related to topic or the ones which can be altered accordingly and grouped together like all sentences pertaining to social issues like honor killing, corruption etc must be grouped together. Similarly, the sentence mentioned above in the table, “incidents of terrorism surely make ones flesh crawl” was changed and used in the context of honor killing. Aspirants can also jot down such sentences and use them while writing.
An excerpt based on the aforementioned strategy is put forth for aspirant’s understanding:
The menace of Honor killings in Pakistan
Debate on honor killings and failure of law is in full swing nowadays. Although the menace of honor killing has long been a perennial issue of our society; however, the situation today is more dismal than ever. Over the last few years, gruesome incidents of honor killing have increased at an alarming rate and are likely to remain incessant in the foreseeable future. The formidable determinant at the bottom of this quandary is that of our patriarchal society which almost always resorts to violence when it comes to issues pertaining to women. Ours is the society where anything that offends someone’s sense of patriarchy results in vigilantism. Aberration from such social taboos, especially by women, is considered to jeopardize the family honor. As a result, immediate repercussions of this dilemma are a plethora of deaths in the name of honor which surely make ones flesh crawl.
In the present epoch, honor killings have caused such a malaise which has no parallel in the annals of history. Still, our government seems to be oblivious to this bane. Ironically, our leaders are more interested in playing to the gallery and never pay heed to such vital social issues. Because of such indifferent attitude of our society and leaders, this scourge has now turned into a Gordian-knot. In a nut shell, it is time for the government to resolve to pragmatic policies which will fill the loop-holes in apposite laws and dispense justice in a befitting manner. If not dealt on a fast track basis, this may not augur well for the society in general and the country in specific.
As already mentioned that sentences on similar themes must be grouped together as most of these sentences can be altered and used while writing an English essay. For example, in the paragraphs above, many sentences written on other issues like child abduction and terrorism are altered and utilized in honor killing essay. If practiced thoroughly, this technique will surely enhance your writing skills and improve your written expression thereby giving aspirants a competitive edge over others.
However, it should be kept in mind that using vocabulary in English essay writing without knowing the proper meaning and grammatical usage may be penalized by the examiner and can adversely affect the aspirant’s score; therefore, candidates must be vigilant while using vocabulary.
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