For those who find it easier to navigate not in the number of words, but in the number of characters, the following formula is useful: one English word is on average taken as 6 characters (including spaces), that is, an essay of 500 words approximately contains 3000 characters with spaces.
Start your essay with a key phrase that marks the direction of your answer. For example:
This essay deals with … (“This essay is dedicated to …”)
This assignment will examine … (“This work addresses …”)
This report will analyze … (“This report analyzes …”)
Use the same or similar wording as in the essay topic. If the question sounds like “Discuss recent developments in communication technology” (“Consider modern developments in communication technology”), then in the introduction you can write: “This essay will consider recent developments in the field of communication technology …” (“In this The essay will be considered modern developments in the field of communication technology … “). More certainty: do not leave the reader room for doubt.
You can also use these words and phrases that emphasize your work plan, for example:
The essay is divided into four sections … (“This essay consists of four parts …”)
It will first consider … (“First viewed …”)
It will then continue to describe … (“Then we will continue to describe …”)
The third part compares … (“The third part is a comparison …”)
Finally, some conclusions will be drawn as to … (“And finally, some conclusions will be made regarding …”)
The main part should disclose each of the arguments using examples and illustrations. Information should be clearly divided logically (for this, the text is divided into paragraphs). You need to think through the structure of the essay and make sure that the main part logically leads to a conclusion.
As a general idea of the length of each section, you can use the following formula (this is a recommendation, but not a hard and fast rule):
Introduction – 7-8% of the volume of the essay
Conclusion – 12-15% of the volume of the essay