Writing philosophy is hard. Also, writing about writing philosophy is hard too, so I let someone else do it for me...
"The best kinds of intro-level Philosophy essays:
~ Demonstrate detailed and precise knowledge and understanding of the arguments and concepts relating to the question.
~ Give a clear, detailed and precise analysis of the arguments and theories relating to the question.
~ Make good use of illustrations and examples to support your analysis, and more importantly, the line of argument you choose to reach your conclusion.
~ Interpret and combine the points you’ve chosen to talkabout to create a coherent, and well-reasoned argument that directly addresses the question...."
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