All right, so you have been asked to complete an expository essay on justice and you are not sure where to start. Don’t worry. We have all been in that situation at some stage or other during our academic life. Chances are that you already have a fairly good idea as to what you need to do, you simply need a helping hand to get you started. Here are some useful directions:
There are several different styles of essay. The first thing that you need to do is ensure that you don’t fall into the trap of writing in the wrong style. In its simplest form, to produce a good expository piece of writing you will need to be able to do the following:
Okay, so now that we are crystal clear as to the format that you need to adopt. Let’s focus specifically on the issue of justice.
Justice is such a big, sprawling theme that you have to narrow it down and decide on the angle that you are going to tackle it from. Try and find an area that appeals to you, or is at least going to benefit you in some way. I always think that if you are planning a career in law that wherever possible you should choose themes for essays that are going to compliment that.
Law is an incredibly competitive field and in order to get any kind of advantage over your peers then you really need to think outside of the box when it comes to titles. Rather than long and dreary, why don’t you aim for something snappy or punchy? Sarcastic or satirical even? After all, it is quite easy to poke holes in the justice system isn’t it?
The only way that you are going to be guaranteed a great grade is if you really put the time and effort that is required into researching your topic. Don’t be tempted to take short cuts or look for the quickest way through it. It is only by going through every nuance with a fine toothcomb that you will be sure of accuracy of information and avoid any potential traps.