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Good English: by Prof. Gopalakrishnan.K

Good English: Podcast-18
Language: English

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Essay writing tips
Have you ever come across an easy way to write an essay? Well, this week in the Podshow Prof GK discusses one such way. It is a mnemonic technique and you will have to remember five ‘useful’ words. The words are DILEEX – ANGR – SIDI – AD -OP.

DILEEX
Definition- You start by defining the subject. To define something is to establish certain parameters, like saying what your essay would contain and what it won’t.

Implication- What is meant is you start explaining the definition. What are the consequences of defining something? If you define globalization what are the implications of the movement.

Limits/Limitations- What limits should be set to the topic under discussion? What are the things you would consider and what all things you would exclude and so on?

Exceptions- Are there exceptions and qualifications?Examples- What examples are there?

ANGR
Analysis. Can the topic be analysed into parts or aspects?
Grouping. Can these parts be grouped in some way? Can there be categories of sorts?

SIDI
Similarity. What is the topic or the related subject similar to?
Differences. What is it different from? How does it stand out? What is its uniqueness?

AD
Advantages. Has it advantages or virtues?
Disadvantages. – Do – To make the essay objective , to look at both sides of the coin.\

OP
Opinion. What have other people said about it?

“Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly.”
Mao Tse-Tung

 
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