Leadership qualities are not integral to any student. Thus, some of them tend to study auxiliary materials related to these features and learn from motivational stories. Others discover such basics when entering the university or college. Both approaches are good especially if you want to know inside out of Leadership phenomenon. But, to master it in the fullest manner, it is worth practicing writing the essays that help to possess knowledge about the origin, impact, and practices that make people lead others. Here comes an expository essay that, in turn, perfectly serves students who need to research this subject.
What is this type of essay? An expository essay is all about investigating one or several ideas, events, situations. It is a thesis that allows writers to understand the problem and find a solution. Finally, it is an argument that can persuade the audience to change their minds about one or another fact.
Leadership Studies is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on investigating the role of leadership in human lives and organizational processes. Accordingly, there are many categories where this study can be based on. They are family, education, business, science, politics, and so on. If talking about universities, there students have opportunities to listen to the inspirational speeches of various leaders. Otherwise, there is always a chance to visit platforms that host leaders from different industries or listen to them recorded on such sources as TED or YouTube.
If you just began your studying process, do not think that graduating from related faculty allows you to become a leader. This discipline just gives a profound knowledge of how it works, what practices and strategies are the most common within leaders and what is the historical vision on this subject.
Note, this type of paper is usually assigned to evaluate the knowledge during the classes. Its form should not exceed 800 words, thus one hour of the lecture is more than enough to submit work. If you have such a task as your homework, try to choose the type that can demonstrate your skills to the fullest. Today, students have a choice from:
After choosing the type, let’s move on to choosing a topic.
Many students keep on doing the same mistakes when it comes to the structure. And, it still doesn’t make any sense as far as there are plenty of informational sources that spoon-feed material to the students. However, all you have to do is just to follow a simple formula:
Some forget about the introduction, others think that conclusion can be formulated in one small sentence. If you are not an attendant of primary school, think of complying with the academical rules. Anyway, here is a guide to making your essay exceptional.
Your choice will tell the result. If you choose a simple topic or easy-manageable one, it will not seem engaging and interesting even for professors. If you risk taking a hard nut to crack, your efforts will be awarded an excellent grade and boosted self-esteem. For your convenience, check the list of possible topics to write your expository essay on:
These topics are actual in today’s Leadership Studies. After choosing one, move on to the context page or outline.
Keep in mind, there is no requirement to attach the context page or outline when submitting a paper but it radically helps to structurize everything you will write about. It can be considered as a prewriting stage where you only presume possible paragraphs.
Note, some students tend to make an outline after finishing their sample. They think it helps to confirm the structure and have a full picture of what paragraphs will be present for sure.
This is the must-have of any paper because it is your only chance to make a reader interested in your essay. So, here come a thesis and hook. The first option is the most common one. As an example, let’s take the topic “Youth Speak their truth: How young generation can lead millions of people.” A thesis will look like this:
‘Greta Thunberg is one of the influencing youth of 2019. She is a 16 years old Swedish girl that wants to make others aware of climate change. She possesses a few tricks on how to persuade people to follow her but not everything as good as it seems so. She faces many negative and haters.’
As you see you made an example of a main character of youth and intrigued a reader with the availability of tricks that he may learn to be successful like her.
Here are also a few tips for your introduction:
Now, let’s deal with the main stuffing of your paper.
Here, a student has to define the literature and materials he will use for research. Otherwise, it is always welcomed to conduct your own research. The main body of an expository essay should be comprised of a minimum of 3 sub-paragraphs. They are enough to cover the matter from different perspectives. If you write less, it may not be enough to meet the rules of your educational establishment, so please check with your supervisor.
This part of an essay does not solely deal with problems, events, or causes. Each paragraph should present facts, evidence. It allows readers to understand why you tell one or another thing. For instance, Greta Thunberg is an influencer. Why? Add evidence support and tell that she met presidents to discuss her concern, she was on the cover of magazines, and she was one of the controversial faces on the Internet.
Do not forget about adding creativity. Leadership Studies predetermine that each person who studies it can have their own vision to Leadership and maybe their features can make them become influencers one day. What is creativity in the essay? It is your surveyed people whom you have asked an opinion on what means to be a Leader. Or, it is your research on how you tried to lead people.
At last, make sure the last paragraphs put a final point of what you tried to deliver. The conclusion will only summarize the thesis and significance. Make a statement such as Youth is the future political leaders. Such a statement will make a reader think about it, disagree or agree, but it will not leave him indifferent.
As it was said before, a conclusion is all about significance. There you explain what you have received from your conducted research and what were the results. If possible, make a joke again. After finishing your conclusion, you may leave a paper for some time. It will help to generate new ideas, double-check the results or find a new significance that can change a vector of your essay. To make it look professional, do not neglect the chance to use helpful phrases such as To crown it all, To Sum up, In the end, and so on.
When you about to submit your essay, you must probably have some time to reread it a few times. This stage may deprive you of mistakes. If you seek auxiliary help, check the top 6 tips when finishing an essay:
At last, remember never write an essay to get only an excellent grade. Write it because you want to make your writing skills better or widen your knowledge about a particular subject. When students run to impress their professors, it looks ridiculous and it is not inherent to leadership behavior. If you want to find more materials to master this writing, check the next references that may come in handy when you lack reliable information.