Get to the point! 2 Comments / By Judge Josh / March 26, 2008 September 12, 2010 Your introduction should be completed in a paragraph, maybe two. Not four or five. Long-form, scene-setting openings are for novels, not scholarship essays. Get to the point quickly and begin to develop the “meat” of your essay right away.
2 thoughts on “Get to the point!”
YES!! I cannot describe the torture I go through when I have to read a long, rambling paper. It’s pure torture. It does NOT make you sound smarter or more dramatic (well, not in a good way). It’s BORING…
I get it. I read and write stories and that kind of thing all the time, so I know how important it is to set the scene. That also counts with scholarship essays: you need to set the scene in a single paragraph, but this mus be a scene of intelligence and dedication.