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    Be creative. The intro will make or break your essay. The key is to attract the teacher's attention away from the TV or computers screen and fully onto your essay. In the intro, be creative. Use an analogy, tell a personal experience story, whatever you do, start out with a something different!

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    Add emotion. Teachers are human beings too! Any kind of emotion in the intro or conclusion (more likely in the conclusion) will get the teacher to start thinking. Talk about how your pet dog has been your personal hero in your life trials. Or fall back on the ol' reliable--hope. Talk about the hope to one day create a more peaceful world. Talk about the hope to one day reach that elusive goal. Remember, there is always hope.
    • If you talk about something briefly at the very beginning of your intro, refer back to it quickly in your conclusion. It'll remind your teacher you know how to write an essay and you know what you're doing.
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    Utilize sentence structures to your advantage. Start off sentences with the same start to add more emotion. Example: "Sometimes the world gets too out of hand. Sometimes the world just needs a better hero. Sometimes, I can be that hero."

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    When in doubt, use movie quotes, songs, famous people (i.e. US presidents, class presidents, etc.), or well-known sayings. Either you can outright quote them, such as "If we don't come together right now, on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed" (Remember the Titans). Or you can change it up slightly to show off your creativity, such as "The grass actually ISN'T greener on the other side."

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    Use at least somewhat decent vocabulary. By using too many simple words, the teacher may not notice it at first, but he will notice your lack of strong vocab. Insert a few good words here and there, and if you're slightly in doubt on what a complicated word means, just don't use it. Misusing a word can rip your essay into pieces in the teacher's mind.

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    If you're too lazy to look up words in the thesaurus, right click it on Microsoft if you're typing your essay.


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    8 Resources for Essay Writing that Make a Teacher’s Life Easier

    What’s the toughest part of your work as an educator? You are used to teaching lessons… you already have the knowledge, so it’s not that difficult to express it. However, the task of motivating your students to write falls in another category. It’s hard for you to take control over the process and explain how they should infuse their creativity into the rigid form of academic writing. The following online resources will help you teach essay writing in a more inspiring way.

    Essay Writing Lesson Plans

    1. Schools rarely provide teachers with clear lesson plans on essay writing. You have full authority over this aspect of education, so you need to set clear goals that your students will achieve step by step. Scholastic offers lesson plans for all grades. You will discover resources that will help you cover the basics of academic writing, but you can continue using the same website when your students make progress.

    Essay Writing Guide

    2.  This is an amazing app that has the elements of writing arranged around four interface wheels: Content, Style, Organization, and Mechanics. You can click on any term around the wheels to reveal a new page containing the definition of that term, instructions for proper use, and examples from the literary canon.

    Write My Essay

    3.  You want your students to become great essay writers? Be a good example for them! Show unique samples on the topics you assign and tell your students how each part of the process is developed. You don’t have time to write papers? You can get them at this website! Custom writing service NinjaEssays assigns professional writers to the orders. They will complete a plagiarism-free paper tailored according to your instructions. Since you can monitor the project’s development, you’ll be able to explain to your students how the final result was achieved.

    The blog at this website is another useful resource; you can recommend your students to enter contests and read tips that will boost their writing practices.

    How to Teach Your Students to Write an Essay

    4.  Busy Teacher features a detailed guide that teaches educators how to teach essay writing. First, you need to understand the writing process before you can guide your students through it. Some teachers just assign a topic and expect everyone to deliver a perfect paper. Don’t do that! Academic writing is a complex skill that can only be developed under proper guidance. Rely on these tips to learn how to be there for your students through every stage of the process.

    Essay Map

    5.  This interactive essay map, developed by ReadWriteThink, adds fun to the process of planning. Before they can start writing the actual essay, your students need to plan and organize its structure. They should develop a thesis and think of main arguments that will be supported with facts. This interactive essay mapping software asks students to write brief descriptions of the introduction, main ideas, supporting details, and conclusion. As a result, they will get a clear graphic outline that will make them more focused during the writing stages.


    Writing Essays

    7.  Time4Writing offers free writing resources in the form of printables, presentations, videos, and games. If you enable your students to obtain writing skills through fun and play, these projects won’t be overwhelming for them. The free resources are separated into categories according to the stages of the writing process.

    How to Write Better Essays

    8.  It’s important to support your students with practical tips on essay writing. This guide recommends reading other people's essays, building vocabulary, develop precise arguments, etc. Each hint comes with a thorough explanation that will enable you to make the academic writing process easier for your students. As a result, they will understand the assignments not as a punishment, but as a chance to prove their skills and showcase their arguments.

    And here is are two posts on how to write the classic 5 paragraph essay:

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