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      Essay from the French “essai”, English “essay” – an attempt, a sample, an essay. The creator of the essay genre is considered to be the French thinker Michel de
      Montaigne. An essay is a prose essay – an essay of short discourse. Volume with a free composition. The genre of criticism and journalism, free interpretation of any problem. The essay expresses individuals. The essay expresses individual impressions and thoughts on a particular issue or subject and does not deliberately claim to be determinative or definitive. Does not pretend to define or exhaustive treatment of the subject. As a rule, the essay implies a new, subjectively colored word about something or anything and can be philosophical, historical and biographical, journalistic, literary and critical, popular science, fiction.
      Writing an oxessays review is extremely useful because it allows the author learn to clearly and competently formulate thoughts, structure information, use basic categories of analysis, highlight cause-and-effect connections, illustrate concepts with the corresponding
      examples, to argue their conclusions; to master the scientific style of speech.
      Structure of an essay
      1. Title page (in the center – topic, last name, first name, patronymic,
      school, grade).

      2. Introduction – the essence and justification for the choice of this topic, consists of
      a number of components connected logically and stylistically;
      At this stage, it is very important to correctly formulate the question to which
      you are going to find an answer in the course of your research.
      When working on the introduction, the answers to the following questions may help:
      “Is it necessary to give definitions of the terms sounded in the topic
      Why is the topic I am expounding important at the moment?
      moment?”, “What concepts will be involved in my reasoning about the topic?”,”
      Can I divide the topic into several smaller subtopics?”.

      3.The main part – theoretical background of the chosen problem and statement of the main question. This part involves the development of arguments and analysis, as well as justification of them, based on the available data, other arguments and positions on the issue. This is the main content of the essay and it represents the main difficulty.
      Therefore, subheadings, on the basis of which the structuring of the argumentation is carried out; it is here that it is necessary to justify (logically, using data or rigorous reasoning)
      the proposed argumentation/analysis. Where necessary, graphs can be used as
      analytical tools can be used as graphs, charts, and tables. Depending on the question posed, the analysis is based on the following categories: cause – effect, general – specific, form – content, part – whole, constancy – variability. In the process of constructing an essay, it is necessary to remember that one paragraph should contain only one statement and a corresponding proof, supported by graphic and illustrative material. Consequently,
      Filling the sections with the content of the argumentation (corresponding to
      subheadings), it is necessary to limit oneself within a paragraph to the consideration of one main idea.

      4.Conclusion – generalizations and reasoned conclusions on the topic with
      indicating the field of its application, etc.

      5. List of references used.

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