1. Each Essay Should Comply with an Appropriate StructureIt’s impossible and irritating to read a full page of text, so essays should be structured into some general blocks:
- Introduction: announce what you’re going to tell them. Clarity is a must.
- Body Paragraphs: tell them. Commonly, essays at high school will have 3-5 paragraphs with an individual point and structure each (go to tip #2)
- Conclusion: sum up with what you told them.
2. Body Paragraphs’ Structure
Remember SEXIS — Statement: state the main point of a paragraph. What exactly is being discussed and what does it mean to the purpose of writing? How did the events influence further deeds? That’s what you’re going to discuss.
E — Explanation: explain what you just said. Prove that your point is true and give your reasons. Answer any possible “why” questions. This is the bulk of your paragraph.
X— eXample: give examples. A good quote, evidence, fact or your personal experience might work here.
I — Importance: why is your point important? What does it mean to the film, event or story? Notify your reader why it matters.
3. Essays Require a BlueprintYou won’t go to an unfamiliar city without a map, right? The same is with essays. Save your teen’s time just by advising him/her to make a plan. The essays’ outline gives it an approximate structure, which is extremely helpful. So, the next time your kid is going to write an essay, he/she should put down all the key points that are to fill his/her ‘SEXI’ for every paragraph.
4. Edit and ReviseThis one depends on a situation:
Check whether SEXI is followed in each paragraph. Logical order is also very important in essays. Read it out loud and check how it sounds.