There is a compulsory Essay Paper in the UPSC Civil Services Main Exam. It carries 250 marks out of the total 1750 in written exam or UPSC Main Exam. Essay paper plays a crucial role in determining the final selection and rank of the candidate. The essay paper tests the personality of the individual and how he approaches any topic. The Essay Topics are very dynamic in orientation. One can write a good essay only when he can comprehend the idea of the topic.
Subtle glance at the topics of essay writing may make us feel rushed to begin writing it right away but it’s important to take some time to go through brainstorming step to make sure you have a clear knowledge of main idea and plenty of supporting points. In this step after having a good grasp of what the topic is asking, you should figure out how you will respond in a structured way.
Brainstorming is a method of generating ideas over a particular topic in a creative manner. It includes to thinking over a topic in maximum possible ways. It provides free environment to present individual ideas, without attracting criticism from any one. Every generated idea is recorded and considered as solution to a problem. There are certain brainstorming rules such as novel and innovative ideas, the quantity of ideas over the quality and uniqueness of ideas. This helps to consider all the possible dimensions of the topic or the theme. Then these dimensions are critically analyzed to by giving supportive or counter arguments and example. we will discuss it thoroughly in the brainstorming section.
After brainstorming over the dimensions, we may move towards the critical thinking or analyzing each section or point noted down.
After Brainstorming, we critically analyse each and every dimension.
Let’s see how to do it.
How to Brainstorm for an Essay?
We might come up with the following:
banking online shopping email
chat – rooms distance education hacking
information for research Online booking Pornography
Business communication Information sharing Terrorism
Poor people who have no access or left out
From above points it is clear that brainstorming helps you to come up with a concrete idea and points that helps a candidate to develop a contour around which the entire essay is written. The basic or central idea helps a candidate to evolve a structure and hence writing the essay without any distraction or swaying away from central idea.