[ESSAY-2014] Insights Weekly Essay Writing Challenge, Week Fourteen

………………………………………………………………………………………………. ACRHIVES Write an essay on the each of the following topics in about 1500 words “A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Cicero “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde India’s Fight Against Poverty – Policies and Pitfalls

Directives Explained: Examine, Critically Examine, Analyse and Critically Analyse

……………………………………………………………………. [toc] Introduction We see lots of Directive words being given in UPSC Civil Services Mains General Studies and Optional question papers every year. For example, in last year’s (2013) General Studies Paper – 2, out of 25 questions, 23 questions had clear Directives ranging from ‘Discuss’ to ‘Elucidate’ ( Other Directives given – ‘Comment’,  ‘ …