What Is The Best Method To Compose An Essay For High School?
We’ve been asked this question frequently and while we have responded to students on each occasion, we realized it would be easier to create a simple but effective short manual for composing an essay for any high school course. Here’s all you need to know:
Create an Essay Writing Plan
Start by creating a writing plan in which you break down your assignment into several manageable tasks. Set up deadlines and milestones to completing each task and spread those out over the week. You should have an easier time completing the essay if you stick to this plan.
Choose a Manageable Topic
Never make an assignment more difficult than it has to be. While you may think that tackling a difficult topic will earn you a better grade, the fact is that you could be putting yourself in bad position if you aren’t able to fully discuss a subject in detail. Keep your topic focused and manageable.
Start Searching for Content
Even if you choose a topic you are already familiar with, you should do some extensive research to find content that will create and support your argument. Background research can be done online, but you should also do some in-depth research at the library where you will have access to academic resources.
Create an Essay Outline
Take your research notes and organize them into related ideas. Next, create a paper outline to use when you start writing the assignment. You should structure your outline in the most logical way possible, always keeping the reader in mind. Make any corrections to your outline before you start any of the hard work.
Start Writing the First Draft
Don’t wait to get started until the last minute. Procrastination is the number one reason why students submit poor work that doesn’t bring them the grades they need to succeed. Start writing the first draft early in the week so that you can get all of your ideas down in one place. Don’t waste time making corrections at this stage. Just write as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
Revise, Edit, and Proofread
Finally, you should never submit an assignment without first having completely revised, edited and proofread it. Do each of these separately and carefully. Your paper should always be immaculate and free from errors and poor writing. It helps to read your work aloud or to have someone else read it to provide you with suggestions for improvement.