The noun INSIGHThas 4 senses:
1. clear or deep perception of a situation
2. a feeling of understanding [i.e. full interpretation of the issue/topic ; different aspects]
3. the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation [e.g. So many students can explain that poverty can be alleviated, by means of foreign aid and better governance. But not many can explain that the potential for a tremendous surge in growth, because of a large population base and a later start in development, can put a less developed country ahead of a currently developed country whose growth is waning. Thank you to Huishen for applying the concept of relative poverty and wealth for this insight !]
4. grasping the inner nature of things intuitively [i.e. What lies at the heart of this issue ? E.g. in the case of poverty, is poverty really unsolvable, or could it be a lack of will and the resistance to change our beliefs about how wealth is measured or how wealth should be allocated that become barriers to solving the problem of poverty? ]
How do we make whatever insight we have prominent ?
Here are just a few suggestions :
1) Consider various aspects of the issue or points of view. Be explicit when you introduce a new point of view
E.g. a question on education need not just be discussed from the point for view of the student. The other stakeholders’ concerns can be presented too. Think not only of the student, but of the school or education system as a whole as well
2) Articulate your idea to show significance / importance / value. Don’t just present a process or a sequence of events.
E.g. Here are 2 ways of saying somewhat the same thing. Do you think there is any difference between the two?
[a] Today people all over the world, enjoy products of Japanese popular culture such as J-pop, cosplay and anime. We can go online to surf for websites, community forums for niche interest groups and videos that have subtitles to help us follow the storyline or songs. Thus we see that J-pop has a huge following in other countries like Singapore
[b] Without the increase in internet connectivity, cultures such as Japanese popular culture could not reach out to global audiences as extensively as they have in recent times. Avid J-pop fans and enthusiasts can enjoy products of Japanese popular culture such as J-pop, cosplay and anime. They can go online to surf for websites, community forums for niche interest groups and videos that have subtitles to help them follow the storyline or songs. As a result, Japanese or Korean cultures have huge fanbases in faraway countries. This shows that by helping us overcome the barriers of distance and language, technology has facilitated the export of a country’s culture and magnified the ‘soft power’ that a country can have
( Thank you to Gabriel for providing the insight for us to develop : ) )