The essay is a short composition which length is about three pages long. It should deal with one problem, which can be of different levels of generality. It gives a concise overview of the author's vision of the problem and arguments that should substantiate the stated view, different ways of interpreting the original problem and the possibility of their comparisons.
Regarding the distribution of material, each work consists of some elements. Their usual order in the more extensive work, such as monographs is following: title, preface, contents, abstract (Synopsis), introduction, part of the definitions, descriptive part, analytical part, summary, a list of references, indexes, attachments.
When it comes to essays, the sections may differ due to the length of the paper, and the formality required. Typically, your writing will contain the following elements: title page, introduction, part of the definitions and analytical part.
The title must contain the name of the institution (for example, the Faculty of Political Science), name and surname, address, name and surname of the mentor (the person who will evaluate the work), place and year. The title should be clear, unambiguous, that accurately determines a problem and preferably, short. It should not be an imitation of titles from the evening newspapers.
The introduction contains aim, the definition of the problem, succinct overview of previous problems and the thesis that seeks to carry out the work. Introduction should not exceed half of the page, and it is recommended to be only one paragraph. In the introduction, there is no place for childhood memories; a loved one, and similar private affairs unless it has some special significance.
The definition part contains a definition of materials, methods, models and terminology of the work. This part should not be longer than a few sentences.
The analytical part contains an analysis of the problems and conclusions. It must clearly contain the prominent arguments in support of the thesis from the introduction, and the conclusion should follow from the above reasoning.
The style should be simple, short sentences and clear, without superfluous words and sentences. The aim of the article is to inform, not to show the author's poetic abilities.
Avoid expressing sympathy and antipathy, because the reader is not interested in the experiences of your life about the macroeconomic planning, contract law or the position in your favorite political party.