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Yes, you've "hit the nail on the head." It's often difficult to take a stance, and the point of an essay is to persuade, not to present.
Originally posted by anmolsethy
But what i feel personally is writing a miidle path essay is much easier then lopsiding.So that might play in the scoree's mind that by taking middle path u r simplying ur job .
What i feel is these esaays are meant to test ur decisoin making capabilities.And they help in a way.
Many a times when i start writing a essay .i have some other view.But when i begin to write down point ,details and examples my view changes.
You may explain the pros and cons of each, but in the end, you must take a stance.
essay, by the way, comes from the French word essayer, which means to try. The point of an essay is to try to convince the reader of one's opinion.
[French essai, trial, attempt, from Old French, from essayer, to attempt, from Vulgar Latin *exagire, to weigh out, from Late Latin exagium, a weighing : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin agere, to drive; see ag- in Indo-European Roots. V., from Middle English assaien from Old French assaer, assaier, variant of essayer.]