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Essay Programme

Instructor: K. Siddhartha

Language: English

Validity Period: 365 days

₹11800

11800

ART OF ESSAY PRESENTATION

UPSC/Essay for UPSC Mains/Essay writing in UPSC/Essays for Civil Services

Batch Start : 15 Jan 2019

Mode : Online

1. One hundred essay discussion

2. One hundred essay structure

3. Six Model essays

4. Six Tests and its zoom appraisal in a classroom simulation

Essay Programme Fee: 11,800/-

MARKS COVERED 250

 

The Essay Paper is one of the nine papers in the UPSC civil services mains exam. In this paper, you will have to write two essays each with a word count of 1000 – 1200. One topic can be selected from a choice of four topics. The Essay Paper is for a total of 250 marks with one essay for 125 marks. 

Target group

Students who have done their coaching classes but are in urgent need to undergo transformation and mentoring. This course is for such students who leave Delhi for their hometown as well as who want to join separate ESSAY programme 2019.

Aim:

To help students comprehend the theme philosophy and essence of the essay, structure and organize their information, process and present it as per expectation of the UPSC in a manner that it reveals the candidates’ attitude and administrative acumen.

This course aims to improve the attitude behind the comprehension of the topic of the essay, and help the candidates to understand themselves and their flaws in expression language, presentation and then to transform them to develop writing smoothly as per UPSC requirements. Essay hasn’t got any syllabus and a meticulous preparation requires knowing a lot of things unknown as well as to understand oneself.

The aim of Essay programme is to help candidates

  1. To know and follow expectation of the UPSC
  2. How to develop comprehension over the topic of the essay or developing a proper understanding of the topic.
  3. Writing and expression improvement and identification of glitches in that.
  4. How to follow Intra and Interdisciplinary approach and make it perspective based rather than problem solution based.
  5. Mastery over handling various types of essays like abstract, philosophy based, knowledge based and Contemporary issue based.
  6. A team of most Experienced examiners to evaluate your topics

People behind

The programme is under the guidance of Sri K. Siddhartha, (www.ksiddhartha.com) who will set the mindset, attitude and tone of the examinee as per the UPSC guidelines.

  1. Academic Head- Dr S. Mukherjee, Director ENSEMBLE
  2. Chief Examiner- Dr Brajendra Narayan
  3. Examiners- Dr Pandey ex UPSC examiner
  4. Examiners- Dr A. Padmanabhan
  5. Chief of Administration- Sri Sachin Kumar

WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT THE ESSAY PROGRAMME TO DO TO YOU

  1. Improve the way you look at your essay writing
  2. Improve your comprehension ability
  3. Know how to structure your essay
  4. Understand the art of forming linkages
  5. How to proceed logically towards conclusion
  6. Ways to begin your essay
  7. Mistakes that the students can make.
  8. How can you enhance your ability to mould the perspective and balance your perspective.

 

WHAT DO YOU GET IN THE ESSAY PROGRAMME

  1. Strategy demarcation and classification of essay
  2. Letting you know different expectations of UPSC on different types of essay
  3. Availability of Synopsis of 100 different essays on varied topics
  4. Availability of Video discussion of 100 different essays
  5. Task and assignment to students to write 7 essays from different sections and their video discussion.

MODUS OPERANDI

  1. Read the document on how to prepare for the essay
  2. Aquaint yourself with the way essay is written. Watch and Listen to the video on How to prepare for your essay.
  3. Think of essay that can be framed on each category with the institute and share your document through mail to ensemble.

THEME AND PHILOSOPHY THE ESSAY TOPICS

Test

Categories of

Essay

Expectation

of UPSC

What t o

Do?

General

Advisory

on how to

Prepare

Pre Writing

Suggestions

1

Environment

Related Issues

Have an understanding

towards the environment. Be

aware whether you are following

environmental ethics or not and if you are able to balance it with

growth and development.

Be with nature

without

compromising

on growth and

development.

 

 

Balance your

self but be

towards the

side of

environment.

Shed your perceptions and notions. Imagine

yourself as approaching

administration as

you are seeing long term and short term gains both.

2

Opinion Based

Bureaucracy to

be having

balanced

perception.

Shed absolutist

approach don’t

go for liking

and emotions.

Be applied and

Holistic.

Talk to as many

people as possible.

Accommodate their viewpoints.

Don’t be intolerant.

3

Knowledge

Intensive Topics

Bureaucracy to

be world citizens,

cosmopolitan

citizens. Have a

global outlook.

Develop a

global

perspective.

Academic and

Applied.

Reading, reading

and reading.

4

Abstract Topics

Whether you are

a thinker or not,

Whether you can

be lonely in a crowd or be surrounded by

your thoughts when you are alone.

Logic out everything or express anything that you can. Keep

expressing till you find right expressions.

Observational

with a high

degree of

application

based

awareness.

Follow several

quotes on that

topic and perfect

the one that you

take it wear it.

5

Current Affairs

Based

Whether you are

abreast of everything

happening around you or not. How honest are you in

gathering and

processing

information

Have your

senses

completely

functional and

if you are able

to see 360

degrees

To be

Contemporary

Don’t confine

yourself to one

magazine or

newspaper

6

Nature Of India

And Indianess,

Diversity Of India

Related To

Culture And

Civilization

Understanding

the country,

respect it, accept

it. Wants you to be

a part of Nation

Building

Evince Interest

in the topic. Evince interest in art and architecture. Feel proud over the heritage including

mythology. Travel

important places.

Start Respecting

and accepting the diversity

Visit School

Books

Collect matter

on trends in

Literature and

forms

Think of

visiting some

cultural

centres

Must feel Indiannes and its changing

paradigms. Know

the perspectives of other generations. Enter into a

conversation with the. Enhanced Group

communication.

Learn to build

Social capital

7

Perception

Towards The Past

Understand the

evolution and

Problems of the

Indian Middle

Class. How history

shapes views and views and attitude, pride shape up the

country’s thinking.

Link History

with Present

Study India's

Struggle for

Independence

by Sen Identify

issues in

history

Separate

contributions

of personalities.

Read J.

Bandopadhyay &

S. Sen

Shashi Tharoor

8

Deep

Understanding

Topics Of

Colonization,

Decolonization,

Neocolonisation

Understand their

mindset that governs the people of the India and the world; Understand what governs their

relationships

between countries, their identities, and its present

manifestation if

any.

Be observant

about our

surrounding

and feel if our

identity is

intact or has

been held

ransom to

some country.

Develop

observation

power.

Draw definitive

conclusion

about India's

and some

Colonised

countries

present state

and the reasons behind that state.

Go through

Shashi Tharoor

9

Political Economy

Philosophies.

Knowledge, and

Understanding

Develop a

scholarly

ability

Discussion

among groups,

Updated Links

All books that

you have studied.

10

Role Of Women

Understand

Gender issues

Develop

understanding

of the

problems

faced by

women. See

the world from

their angle.

Attitudinal, and

Informative

Know government's

programme

and plan of

action; conceptualise Women's

specific

problems and

Blogs of Vineeta

Dawra Nangia,

Specific Issues of

India Today

11

Population And

Poverty

Associated Issues

Develop an

understanding of

How big the problem is? Know the reality of poverty and related aspects. Understand the core issues facing the country. As an

administrator,

understand the

meaning of development.

Develop

perspective on

whether the

problem is an

actual problem

or not, or

whether the

population can

pay any

dividend

Academic

Newspapers and

K. Siddhartha sir

blog

 

 

 

12

Urbanization,

Development

Globalisation

Their Problems

and  Impact

Urban

Governance Urban thinking, Urban attitude, Be global as well as Indian.

Develop

perspective

Analytical

Cities,

Urbanisation and

Urban Systems

13

Comprehensive

 

No frills, Get

yourself tested

for basics,

knowledge and

your expression

Be curious, be

interdisciplinary, enjoy your

learning, make

it fun filled,

don’t try too

hard, but don’t

bluff yourself

or the

examiner

Must learn how to prepare a summary, a flowchart for

simplification Prepare a synopsis on every chapter,

imagine all the

questions that

can be framed

and just write

the structure or

the skeletal of

the topic. Focus only on organising

the answer,

presenting it

beautifully like an ensemble of dress. You don’t wear

pyajama and shirt, or a mini skirt and a

kurti.

Go only for

recommended

readings,

recommended

direction of

preparation, rest

of the

responsibility and

accountability is

ours.

 

  1. Now Listen to all the essay given on our portal.
  2. While you listen to it keep the print out of synopsis that you have downloaded from the portal. 
  3. After having viewed the video along with the structure and synopsis, attempt writing the topic by expanding on the structure given.
  4. Ensemble will conduct 6 essay tests as per the schedule.
  5. All test papers would be available on the online.ensemble.net.in website.
  6. You are requested to write your essay starting with the question numbers in UPSC standard answer sheets
  7. Scan your answer sheets using the Cam Scanner App and make a PDF file.
  8. Send the PDF file to [ensembleias@gmail.com]

 

HOW TO MAIL THE ESSAY

  1. You will get a feedback through video discussion on zoom
  2. The model answer will be made available on the Ensemble’s website after a 15 days of the test commencement.

SCHEDULE

The students will be given a schedule, which will be followed diligently to cover the syllabus in comprehensive and holistic manner. The schedule will be having your complete schedule. Such topic wise essays are on pre decided dates.

COMPONENT OF PREPARATION

DATE ASSIGNED

INSTRUCTION

Strategy about essay Learning

 

 

Listening to one Essay per Day

15th Jan to 15th April 2019

Late joining students must adjust themselves accordingly

Assignment 1

Identifying essay topics on each of the 13 sections.

15th Jan to 15th April 2019

Send the classified topics as instructed.

Assignment 2

Write an essay a day after listening to the video discussion from 15th Jan to 15th April 2019

 

Tests

One essay test a month

Submission of written test and its evaluation through discussion on zoom.

Final Tests

Two Full essay test

Submission of tests by 15th March

WHAT WILL BE THE IMPACT OF THE COURSE

By doing this course you will be able to handle various types of essays and have lot of writing practice.

MODEL EVALUATION SHEET AS PRESCRIBED BY UPSC

 

Variables

Good

Average

Comments

Where Improvement Needed

Language.

 

 

 

 

Expression.

 

 

 

 

Structure of the answer.

 

 

 

 

Ogranisation of thought.

 

 

 

 

Objectivity involved in the answer.

 

 

 

 

Comprehension of the topic.

 

 

 

 

Problem solving ability.

 

 

 

 

Focus and attention.

 

 

 

 

Negativity tendency.

 

 

 

 

Attitude whether learner or Judgmental.

 

 

 

 

Balance of perception.

 

 

 

 

Simplicity of disposition.

 

 

 

 

Comments by the examiner on...

VARIABLE

GOOD

REASONABLE

TRASH/QUESTIONABLE

Attitude

 

 

 

Sincerity

 

 

 

Knowledge and information processing capability

 

 

 

Scope of improvement

 

 

 

Ability to forge links in an interdisciplinary manner

 

 

 

 

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