Hindi: How to Improve Your Essays (TIPS – Part 1)

On receiving a reader’s request to provide tips on how to improve one’s essays in Hindi for the ICSE Class 10 Board Exams, we thought that we would ask our readers if they could provide some insight. As we had not opted for Hindi during our tenth grade, we believe that we are not in a position to answer the same. Hence, it would be a great help to Stuti, who asked the question, and to all other current tenth grade ICSE students if those of you reading this could share a few tips of your own which you find/found (for the ex-ICSE students reading this!) useful in improving your essays for Hindi.

UPDATE: A reader has shared several noteworthy pointers to do well in your Hindi essay writing questions. Check out her tips in the comments below or as a separate post here.

A few general guidelines that we feel would improve essays for any language paper are:

  • Begin with a story. Lure the reader in with a personal experience and weave your story around the topic to bring forth the message or highlight the theme.
  • Use facts, figures, awe-striking questions, etc. to add some punch to your essay. Make your reader want to know more.
  • Be consistent and stick to a structured flow. Beginning, Middle, and End. Introduction, Body, and Conclusion. Make sure you follow a pattern, e.g. if it is an argumentative essay or the like, divide your essay into an introduction to the topic, reasons for/against the topic, and a conclusion that sums up your view.

We look forward to reading your tips to improve essays for the Hindi board exam. Do comment below and share your learnings with the rest of us! In the meantime, hope the above few guidelines help. Let us know your feedback on the same.


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Also see:

Hindi: How to Improve Your Essays (TIPS – Part 2)

English I: How to Improve Your Essays

Quick Links – all notes for various subjects in one place


5 thoughts on “Hindi: How to Improve Your Essays (TIPS – Part 1)

  1. abstractthoughtsandeccentricities says:

    This is just some advice from a Hindi student, though I am not in class 10.
    What I’ve noticed is that most students think marks get cut in the essay portion of the Hindi paper. Actually, essays and letters are very scoring. Most students lose out on marks due to mistakes in grammar, tense and gender, while writing sentences. Hindi teachers do like simple sentences, with a few good vocabulary words here and there. To improve your essays, these are a few tips I followed throughout middle school and still follow now. I hope it helps 🙂

    1. It’s a relatable feeling to be able to express yourself fully in English, but then when you write in Hindi, you find yourself at a loss for words. To cure this problem, buying a Hindi ‘Shabdkosh’ or dictionary can solve the problem. Ideally, you should look up ten words a day, and just understand the meaning. There’s no need of mugging up the entire book, just understand the meaning or write it down. Keep a record of all the new words you use, and apply them in your assignments or practice papers. Get someone experienced to check them, and point out any incorrect application.
    2. Practice spelling regularly (even if it’s only a little bit). It may seem pointless and irritating, but honestly, it makes a world of difference when you write. You’ll find a lot less silly mistakes in your paper 🙂
    3. Read the solved papers of ICSE (last ten years). It will give you an idea of what the examiners expect from you, and whenever you practice, you can apply the techniques used!
    4. Go back to the basics. If you have your old middle school or class 5 books, keep practicing the grammar. Students have a tendency to mug up grammar rules before the exam and then forget them. If you revise one standard per week or fortnight, it’s not an awful lot of work, and you can iron out your basic concepts again thoroughly. Practice genders and tenses specifically, these tend to be the most puzzling in written work. Even synonyms and antonyms are highly important, along with idioms and proverbs. Grammar has more relation to essay writing than you might think!

    When I first joined my school in 4th grade, I didn’t know any Hindi (I used to live abroad.) I had help from the school, but these tips helped me quite a lot and though I am not a Hindi genius, I score pretty well in Hindi. (although there is always room for improvement) I managed to get better without a tuition, because my Hindi teacher always told me to follow these tips. I hope they help you, and all the best for any test you have to give!

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