Usually a list of several proverbs is provided as a topic for such compositions. Choose the one that seems to you the most controversial or ambiguous – so you get the opportunity to reason in the composition. You can also take the expression that is especially relevant to you in this period of time – then your work will be filled with examples from life, and the reasoning will be weighed and considered. Avoid the simplest of topics, they limit the field for reflection, and often the work is reduced to the enumeration of capital truths.
In the introductory part of the essay write the version of the origin of this proverb or briefly describe the reason why you chose it. You can also refer to examples from literature or cinema, where this proverb is mentioned.
Formulate the basic idea, concluded in the proverb. Choose a formulation that is not cumbersome, clear, without “water.” If the morality of the proverb can not be said in one sentence, do not make up the compound, with a multitude of subordinate clauses. It is better to write a few simple sentences.
Express your position with respect to this thought. You can agree with her, argue with this point of view, or consider both the pros and cons of the “message” contained in the proverb.
Having designated your position as a brief thesis, proceed to its proof. On the draft, write the entire line of reasoning, as a result of which you formed your point of view. Break it into the main points and transfer the text to the text. Each of these “stages” back up with arguments from personal practice, history, art and the current social situation. Follow the balance when choosing the type of argument. The composition, built only on some examples from his own life, will not be convincing enough.