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These guidelines are designed UMO St. Petersburg branch of the HSE on the basis of regulations of the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation on Higher Education, as well as on the basis of guidelines for the introduction of a modular approach to planning and organizing the learning process (HSE, Moscow, 2001). Methodical recommendations are made in order to standardize the requirements for content, design and evaluation of students' essays, is a framework document for the preparation of the relevant departments of guidelines according to specific disciplines.


Essays from the French "essai", Eng. "Essay", "assay" - an attempt, test, essay, from the Latin "exagium" - weighting. Creator of the essay genre is M. de Montaigne ("Experiments", 1580). This is a prose essay - argument of a small amount of free composition. Genre criticism and journalism, free treatment of any problem. An essay expresses personal experiences and views on a particular occasion or subject, and certainly not meant to be decisive and comprehensive treatment of the subject. Typically, the essay suggests a new, subjectively tinged word about what - or both may have philosophical, historical, biographical, journalistic, literary critical, scientific and popular fictional character.
Student essay - is a self-written work on the topic suggested by the teacher (the subject may be offered and the student, but must be agreed with the teacher). The purpose of the essay is to develop skills of independent creative thinking and a written statement of his own thoughts. Essay writing is extremely useful because it allows the author to learn how to clearly and correctly formulate ideas, organize information, use the basic categories of analysis, to provide causal relationships, illustrate concepts with appropriate examples, to argue their conclusions; master scientific style of speech.
Essays must contain: a clear statement of the essence of the problem, include yourself, the analysis of this problem using the concepts and analytical tools within the discipline under review, the conclusions generalize the author's stated position on the issue. Depending on фотокниги the specific form of discipline essay can significantly differentiate. In some cases this may be the analysis of available statistical data on the investigated problem, the analysis of materials from the media and the use of the model, a detailed analysis of the proposed problem with expanded views, selection and detailed analysis of examples to illustrate the problem, etc.

Essay Topic

Topic should not only initiate the presentation of definitions of concepts, its purpose - to encourage meditation. For example, we can compare the essay topics offered on exams International Baccalaureate programs in economics, and traditional themes of independent operations and control as the written replies.
Topics of International Programs Traditional topics
Why are there economic problems during the transition from command to market economies. What are the characteristic features of the command and planned market economy
Why firms in a market economy tend to increase their size and whether the interest in the company Describe the features characteristic of a monopoly.
Explain how the absence of property rights can contribute to market failures; Describe the effect of the Coase Theorem
Competition is a product of scarcity What is the competition
Russia's economy in times of Peter 1: traditional or command. Describe the signs of economic systems.

Theme essay should contain a question, problem, motivate for reconsideration. For example: "is identical whether the psyche of the nervous system?", "Is it appropriate to release the collective unconscious in a separate structure of the psyche?" (The wording of these items involves reasoning own point of view). Theme: "Compare the views on the mechanisms of self-person logical three schools (by choice)" means not only to determine common to all three concepts of position, but also the development of categories for comparison (topics are selected from the program for the discipline "Psychology", by Kormina ZH.V .).                                                                                                                                                                                      by Essay writer Daryl J. Worthy