Japanese Genkouyoushi and Essay Tips


This is a type of paper used in all Japanese writing manuscripts. The vertical writing usually starts from right to left and from top to bottom. The horizontal writing starts from left to right and from top to bottom. Here are some tips for you.

Vertical Writing

  1. Title: Write the title in the 1st line. The 1st word starts from the 4th square. If the title starts with numbers, write them in Kanji.
  2. Name: The name of the author is on the second line. The name comes before the first name. Leave 1 square between the name and the first name. Also leave 1 square under the first name.
  3. The first sentence of the essay or paragraph: begins from the third line of the second square. Each new paragraph starts from the 2nd square.
  4. Punctuation marks: Usually occupy their own squares. Exception: when they appear at the top of the next line, we write them at the bottom right next to the last word of the current line.
  5. Small characters: each occupies 1 square and we place it in the upper right quarter
  6. The subtitle (if any): a 1 empty line before and after. It starts from the 3rd square of a new line. If there are no subtitles, just start the next paragraph in a new line after the previous one.
  7. Elongation mark: by writing from top to bottom, the elongation symbol must also be written from top to bottom in the middle of the square.
  8. Writing numbers: using the kanji instead of the Arabic numeral. A number occupies 1 box.

Horizontal Writing

  1. All vertical writing rules (1-8) would normally apply to horizontal writing.
  2. The small print occupies the lower left quadrant of the square.
  3. script, we use the Japanese quotation mark.

Essay Tips

  • Always aim to write about 90% of the required words. Between 90 and 100%, it's great. Below 80% will not give you good grades.
  • Always write Kanji if you can. Too much Hiragana will not help you get good grades.
  • Be consistent. Stick to the form you choose to use for the phrases throughout the test. To include everything you want to write without exceeding the word limits, we recommend using the standard form. The ordinary form also gives the reader a friendly feeling.
  • Avoid using slang or familiar words / phrases in the writing of a formal essay.
  • Avoid repeating the same words or the same content too often. it is longer than 2 lines of Genkouyoushi.
  • Make logic of sentence flows.
  • Make sure there are no typos or mistakes in writing. For example, you think of 1 word but you wrote it differently.
  • If you need to write in pencil, be sure to choose the right one for clarity and ease of writing.

hardness. For example, 3H is harder than H.

"B" indicates darkness. for example, 3B is softer than B.

"F" indicates that you sharpen the pencil to a specific point.


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