MYTUTOR SUBJECT ANSWERS

311 views

How can I improve my philosophical essay writing?

One thing to remember when writing philosophical essays is that it is very important to be as clear as possible. Let's face it, philosophy is difficult, full of categorical imperatives and hard problems of consciousness. To compensate, make your language as clear as possible. If you can describe a complicated idea or concept with simple language, then whoever is marking your essay will be able to see that you GET it. Of course, sometimes technical words are called for, like a posteriori, a priori, ceteris paribus, syllogism, tautology, non sequitur, etc. But use these with care and only when appropriate. Employing selected philosophical terms well will impress the examiner, using them incorrectly will make them sigh. In general though, keep to Orwell's maxims and make your essays clear and crisp.

Daniel D. GCSE Philosophy tutor, A Level Philosophy tutor, IB Philoso...

1 year ago

Answered by Daniel, an A Level Philosophy tutor with MyTutor


Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist

21 SUBJECT SPECIALISTS

£20 /hr

Giusy U.

Degree: Philosophy and Politics with Study Abroad (Bachelors) - Exeter University

Subjects offered: Philosophy, Italian+ 1 more

Philosophy
Italian
French

“Hello everyone! My name is Giusy Adriana and I have been there. I understand how hard school and exams can be at times andhow frustratining it can be. Whether you are really struggling to reach your goals or simply want to perfect you...”

MyTutor guarantee

£20 /hr

Noah C.

Degree: PPE (Bachelors) - Oxford, Magdalen College University

Subjects offered: Philosophy, Politics+ 4 more

Philosophy
Politics
Maths
Further Mathematics
Economics
.TSA. Oxford.

“Hi, I'm Noah. I'm currrently studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) at Oxford university. I have always enjoyed teaching others and helping them learn, and my first experience with tutoring was several years of teaching str...”

£20 /hr

Anna S.

Degree: Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Bachelors) - Warwick University

Subjects offered: Philosophy, Religious Studies+ 4 more

Philosophy
Religious Studies
Philosophy and Ethics
English
Economics
-Personal Statements-

“Hi my name is Anna, I am an undergraduate at the Universtiy of Warwick studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics.  Having just done my A-Levels I am very familiar with the A-Level exam and exactly what it is you need to do to pass, ...”

About the author

£30 /hr

Daniel D.

Degree: Philosophy (Bachelors) - York University

Subjects offered: Philosophy, Philosophy and Ethics+ 3 more

Philosophy
Philosophy and Ethics
History
English Literature
-Personal Statements-

“Recent graduate with lots of experience. Excellent credentials. Fun too!”

You may also like...

Posts by Daniel

How can I improve my philosophical essay writing?

How can I improve my philosophical essay writing?

Other A Level Philosophy questions

How would I create a strong argument in a philosophy essay?

Why is the "No False Lemmas" approach an inadequate repair to the JTB account of knowledge?

How can I improve my philosophical essay writing?

What is the ‘hard problem’ of consciousness?

View A Level Philosophy tutors

Cookies:

We use cookies to improve our service. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss

mtw:mercury1:status:ok