LIC AAO Main 2019: Descriptive Writing | Do it the Right Way

LIC-AAO-Mains-2019-:-Descriptive-Writing-|-Do-it-the-Right-Way

Descriptive writing is an important part of mains examinations in many of the banking examination. Letter writing and essay writing are two topics that fall under the category of descriptive writing. This efficient task requires brainstorming, keeping in mind the grammar, effective vocabulary, word limit, correct spellings, and the idea of sticking to the topic. It's a short list but requires a magnificent amount of work. As LIC AAO main examination is scheduled 28th June this Friday, you need all that you can gather to easily develop a habit of writing good and effectual within the word limit in the remaining period of time.

Here are some tips of great significance if we are talking about how to write a good descriptive. Starting our list with the essay writing.


Essay Writing

The task of writing a descriptive under the tag of the word limit is a tedious task. Thoughts are like endless sea and you can never easily reach the bottom. Well, that is what examinations mean, they test the caliber of a person and take you to the core of everything. You need to learn to sum up the thoughts and present elegantly without skipping anything important. Now let's look into the manner of how to develop an ultraefficient essay from the examiner point of view.

An essay writing requires three basic things: 


  • Introduction: A right start with bold words
  • The main body: Express your ideology and stick to context.
  • and the Conclusion: End with contempt to the topic.

Title of the selected  topic
(Leave space between the title and introduction)
Introduction
The introduction should be expressive so that the reader gets your point without any fail or confusion. It should be a little zesty and attractive for the reader so that he/she sticks around till the end.
The main body
The body paragraph should explain your understanding of the topic and the ideology you support. Take one cause or point and explain it, then give the solution or summary about it. The theme should hang around the concept and should feel connecting between the introduction and the conclusion. 
Conclusion 
The conclusion is of utmost significance. A good closure of your thoughts completes the essay. It shouldn't be long but the reader should understand what you wanted to explain.

Letter

Nowadays writing a letter is considered an old school habit to convey the message or feelings. It used to be a beautiful habit of writing every thought of your while indulging yourself in the activity. It used to be enthusiastic for the reader and could feel the emotions. Well, the case was a bit different while writing to an official but the handwritten pieces were full of energizing aura from the sender. 

The letter again is of two main types:
Formal: It includes a strict writing style to communicate with an official and no personal agendas. Keeping it strictly business.
Informal: A writing style where you share all the emotions freely and customized the expressions.

(a) FORMAL LETTER

This generally includes addressing professional relationships, officials/business, etc.

  • Sender's address and date: According to the rules, it is important to begin the letter with the address and other contact details of the sender. Followed by this, one has to mention the date on which the letter is written.
  • Recipient's name and address: After you have written the date, you have to mention the recipient's name and full address. This should come 4-6 lines after the date.
  • Salutation: The salutation should have a greeting word or phrase followed by a personal title - Mr./Ms. - and the full name of the person. Some of the letter salutations that you can use for business letters include Dear (full name), Dear Sir/Madam, etc.
  • Subject: The subject line, where you have to mention the purpose of the letter in short. Make sure that the subject line is in upper-case characters and is aligned either to the left or to the center.
  • Body: The body of the letter can have 2-3 paragraphs. In the introduction, talk about the reason for writing the letter and in the following paragraphs, you can give the necessary details. It is important to maintain double-line spaces between paragraphs when you are writing a business letter.
  • Complimentary closing: Finish the letter with Complimentary closing ( Respectfully Yours, Sincerely, etc.) Leave four blank spaces after the complimentary closing and then, write your full name. The blank space should be used to sign your name.
  • Enclosure: If you have enclosed some documents with your letter, it is important for you to mention it just below your name. Leave two spaces and write 'Enclosure' or 'Enclosures' below it. If you have attached more than one enclosure, do not forget to mention the correct number in brackets.

BUSINESS LETTER FORMAT

Address,

Telephone Number

Email Address

Date

Recipient's Name

Address

Dear Mr./Ms. (Recipient's Full Name),

Subject: (PURPOSE OF THE LETTER)

In the first paragraph, you can introduce yourself, if the recipient does not know you. After this, mention the purpose of the letter. (Use Double Paragraph Spacing)

In the second paragraph, give out the details i.e., the facts that support the statement you made in the first paragraph. You can end the letter with this paragraph or you can have another one if the information you want to convey does not fit in this paragraph. Complete the letter by thanking the recipient for taking out time to read the letter.

Respectfully Yours,

(Your Signature)

(Your Name)

Enclosure(s) (mention the number)

(b) INFORMAL LETTER FORMAT:

Address: Writing this address is optional, but in case you want to mention, it should be mentioned on the right-hand corner of the page. It's not necessary that the recipient will remember your address always, so it's better to write the address.
(space)
Greetings: Start off an informal letter with a 'dear'. Put the name after that and then put a comma. e.g Dear Shiva.
Date: write the date for casual information.
Body: While writing the main content of the letter the basics that you should keep in mind:

1. Paragraphs: They should be indented describing emotions in a flow.

2. Informal language usage: Be as friendly as possible. But don't go overboard. Do keep in mind to whom you are writing the letter. Don't write to your father, 'Hey dude! What's up?', but at the same time don't make the letter boring.

3. Punctuation, spellings, and grammar: While writing a letter, nothing can be worse than spelling, grammar and punctuation errors. A wrong use of punctuation can change the entire meaning of what you are trying to convey. Things such as
'how are you hope you enjoyed your stays at grandparents house. Suman going to New Delhi yesterday'
The above sentence makes no sense. It will only confuse the reader. So be careful.

4. Use active voice: To make your letter more conversing and fascinating write it in the active voice. It's as if the person is conversing with you face to face.

5. Put in questions: Questions ensure replies from the reader, who doesn't like a good response to the feelings you poured out in the writing.

6. Close with a Compliment: Sign off in a friendly manner such as 'Love,' or 'Missing you loads', 'Love you forever,', etc. Don't forget to put a comma after the compliment.
Add your name after that.

Postscript (PS): Sometimes, while in a hurry, we often forget to include something in the letter. You can put that in the postscript, at the bottom of the letter as P.S. I travelled to Dubai last week.

Some important topics for Essay:

  • FDI in the Insurance sector: Risk or Opportunity.
  • Penetration of Insurance in rural areas.
  • Pros and cons of the merger of public sector Insurance companies.
  • Reforms in the Indian Insurance sector.
  • Pros and Cons of getting Insurance plan online.

Some important topics for Informal Letter:

  • Your friend/sibling congratulating him/her on their selection in LIC AAO Mains.
  • Your friend encouraging and advising him to plan his own business startup.
  • Your parents telling them about your success in your new job and life in the new city.
  • Letter to your sister informing her about your recent experience of travelling abroad.
  • Letter to your friend informing the consequences of over speed and to keep cautions while driving.
Some important topics for Formal Letter:

  • Letter to the editor showing your concern over pollution
  • Letter to the editor about the fake news and its aftermath.
  • Letter to a newspaper editor explaining the importance of voting in General Elections.
  • Letter to your insurance company for the claim of damage to your bike.
  • The director of your college asking him for arranging a session on Stress Management.

With this, We hope you were able to get a summary of how you have to prepare for the descriptive. 

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