Theoretical Article (essay) structure - rules and common mistakes

Title

You will need to re-word the essay question into a title for your essay. Titles should be no more than 10-12 words and should aim to provide the reader with as much information as possible about the essay. They should not be written using emotive or journalistic language - just a simple description of the contents of the work. For example, if the essay question was: "Personality question: Compare and constrast Freud's and Erikson's theories of the ego"...

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Your sense of self, and the theories behind it [not very informative; journalistic in style]

Wrong


Ego in personality - comparison of theories [not enough information]

Wrong


An evaluation of differences between the theories of ego put forward by Freud & Erikson [too long, due to unnecessary words - could be stated more concisely]

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Erikson and Freud's approaches to the ego - a comparison

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An evaluation of differences between Freud and Erikson's theories of the ego

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