If it’s being written for homework and your teen doesn’t have the time pressure of an exam, it can be a good idea to go and do something else for a while once they’ve finished writing. Get them to read their essay aloud (or in their head) so they can see how it flows (or doesn’t as it may be).
You know when you come back to look at something you’ve written and you see all the little mistakes you didn’t notice before? Your teen should check that the paragraphs are written in a logical order. If the essay is being written in an exam your teen won’t have the luxury of time.
What does it mean to the story, or the film, or the event? This one might not always be applicable, but if you can then go for it.
You wouldn’t go on a road trip without a map and essays are just the same. It only takes a few minutes but will save your teen SO much time overall.
Basically, what’s the point you’re about to discuss in this paragraph.
E = Explanation: Explain what you said in your statement. Why did the setting reflect how the main character was feeling?What part of the film is being discussed and what did it mean to the film?What was important about an historical event and how did it affect later events?Your teen needs to step up to the mark because school is getting harder.High school education continues to move away from tests with one word answers and towards students having to come up with paragraph or even full essay answers. The internet has become so widespread and so accessible, that having a library of singular facts stored in your head is no longer helpful.In what way did the weather affect the outcome of the battle? Something concrete that gives evidence to your statement.This part should make up the bulk of the paragraph. I = Importance Why is the point you’ve made in this paragraph important?Because we want your teen to master essay writing as much as they can during their time at high school, here are 5 tips that will your teen’s essay marks.An essay must be broken into paragraphs to make it readable. Breaking down an essay into different sections is what allows it to flow in a logical manner.At high school all essays should follow a simple formula.Your teen needs to learn this formula off by heart! Introduce the topic and briefly outline the points you’re going to make in your essay in the order you’re going to write about them.