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Originally Posted by Medisol View Post
Greetings (came here from the other thread)

Does anyone have any idea about how to structure answers and Essays in AD MoD descriptive? E.g; in CSS there are 4 qs to be attempted in roughly 3 hrs so that gives about 35 min approx per qs. Also, each qs is expected to range from at least 5-8/10 pgs. We won't have that luxury with this exam. Same with CSS essay; a relevant, coherent, well-argued essay of 1600-2000/2200 words (tends to make the cut) to be written within 3 hrs (for me it takes at least first 45 min for proper brainstorming, rough drafting outline+ intro). How do we structure the AD MoD Essay?

P.S: I'll try to come up with my plan and share it here if possible. Would like to know other aspirants' insights as well. Many brains are better than one.

Best Wishes!
The structure of the essay depends on the topic you select. For instance, if the topic comprises of a lot of aspects to be covered, you should go for maximum aspects and write briefly on each. If the topic has only a few areas of importance, you should consider writing comprehensively on each area. Obviously, introduction, conclusion and suggestions will always be there. Some essays are data driven, while some demand opinions. There are 3 or 4 types of them, canít recall but I suggest you go through the internet to know more about the types specially in terms of competitive exams. If youíre worried about the brainstorming part, 9/10 candidates who want to ensure a good standard of writing spend 30-60 mins in drafting the outline and some part of intro (thats relevant for a 3 hour exam, if the allotted time less than that, you must adjust accordingly). Finally, a good balance among quantity of words, depth and breadth of knowledge, and quality of vocabulary should be displayed in your writings IN EACH PARAGRAPH. It is said that essay is rather a test of writing quality (vocabulary, grammar, and overall writing ability) than knowledge. However, you should always have hard facts up your sleeve!! Lastly, whatever Iíve said is based on my personal experience as Iíve been fortunate enough to pass essay exams (a few times).

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