How to start a good start on an exam topic? The premise is known as the first business card with which the examiner approaches our task, but in addition to this it is also the input to continue the discussion well.
There are different ways to write the beginning of a theme, we will take into consideration those best suited to a competition-based exam track.
Let’s start with a concrete example and analyze the following trace left in the 2007 edition of the competition for official students of the financial police
The development of the communication system, through means such as cellular phones and the internet, text messages and e-mail, has determined the spread of new forms of interpersonal relationships.
In this regard, the candidate expounds his considerations on the consequences, both positive and negative, in human relationships.
The first beginning can be written starting from the definition of a keyword: Communication. What is communication? What is meant by communication?
“Communicating is a primary need, both for humans and animals: a vital necessity, if one considers that the possibilities they have of feeding themselves, from the ability of both to effectively transfer information of a different nature depend on to reproduce, to be recognized as members of a social group, to guarantee – within it – a precise position, to obtain help and support ”.
The definition must not be longer than a few lines, as in the example, this type of introduction allows us to frame the problem and then declinate it starting from the second keyword, means of communication, thus passing from a generic situation to a more specific analysis as required by the trace.
Another way to introduce the theme can be to use a quotation relevant to the track like the example below:
“We communicate via chat but not enough to call it communication.
We tell our life but not enough to make you want to live it.
And sometimes, via chat, we also fall in love but not enough to call it love. “
The quotation takes up the key idea of the trace and attributes to it a particular nuance of meaning that the candidate will have to argue. The choice of the quotation obviously will have to be very pertinent to the track otherwise it could risk being misleading.