Japanese Genkouyoushi and Essay Suggestions


It is a sort of paper utilized in all manuscripts of writing in Japanese. Vertical writing often begins from proper to left and prime to backside. Horizontal writing begins from left to proper and prime to backside. Listed here are some ideas for you.

Vertical Writing

  1. Title: write the title within the 1st line. The first phrase begins from the 4th sq.. If the title begins with numbers, write them in Kanji.
  2. Identify: author’s title is on the 2nd line. Final title comes earlier than the primary title. Go away 1 sq. between the final and first title. Go away 1 sq. under the primary title as nicely.
  3. The First Sentence of the Essay or Paragraph: begins from the third line within the 2nd sq.. Every new paragraph begins from the 2nd sq..
  4. Punctuation Marks: often occupy their very own squares. Exception: when they are going to happen on the prime of subsequent line, we write them on the backside proper quarter subsequent to the final phrase of the present line.
  5. Small Characters: every occupies 1 sq. and we place it on the highest proper quarter of the sq..
  6. The Subheading (if relevant): has 1 empty line earlier than and after. It begins from the third sq. of a brand new line. If there are not any subheadings, simply begin the following paragraph in a brand new line after the earlier one.
  7. Elongation Mark: when writing from prime to backside, the elongation mark must also be written from prime to backside in the midst of the sq..
  8. Writing Numbers: use kanji as an alternative of Arabic quantity. One quantity occupies 1 sq..

Horizontal Writing

  1. All the principles (1-8) in vertical writing would usually apply to horizontal writing.
  2. Small characters occupy within the backside left quarter of 1 sq..
  3. When writing dialog script, we use the Japanese citation mark.

Essay Suggestions

  • At all times purpose to put in writing about 90% of the phrases required. Between 90-100% is nice. Under 80% is not going to provide you with good marks.
  • At all times write Kanji in case you can. Too many Hiragana is not going to provide help to get good marks.
  • Be constant. Keep on with whichever the shape you select to make use of for sentences all through the essay. To incorporate all what you needed to put in writing about with out exceeding the phrase limits, we suggest to make use of the plain kind. The plain kind additionally provides the pleasant feeling to readers.
  • Keep away from utilizing slang or colloquial phrases/ expression within the formal essay writing.
  • Keep away from repeating the identical phrases or the identical content material too typically.
  • Keep away from writing a sentence that’s longer than 2 traces of the Genkouyoushi.
  • Make sure the logic of the sentence flows.
  • Guarantee there are not any typos or writing errors. e.g., You’re pondering of 1 phrase however you wrote it in another way.
  • If it’s essential write in pencil, please be sure you select the right one for readability of studying and ease of writing.

‘H’ signifies the hardness. e.g., 3H is more durable than H.

‘B’ signifies the blackness. e.g., 3B is softer than B.

‘F’ signifies that you simply sharpen the pencil to a positive level.

by Alan Okina