Thursday, July 11, 2013

How to Write a Five-Paragraph Essay

When writing essays for class assignments and tests, it is prudent for you to write with the recommended format and length such a five- paragraph essay. You will win the lecturers attention from the word go. Your spread your visualized concept, idea or claim over introduction, main body and conclusion. The introduction forms the first paragraph of your essay. You gain the attention of your reader with a remarkable opening statement. It motivates your lecturer to keep reading. You also introduce your topic in the same paragraph. This is your thesis statement; it acknowledges the topic you are writing about.

Within the thesis statement, present your personal claims and opinion on the topic then proceed to the body of the essay. The body covers the second, third and fourth paragraph. You present your ideas in the three paragraphs and back them up with good and catchy supportive statements. Notably, each paragraph should carry a single idea. The conclusion forms your last paragraph. It summarizes your main points in the body and a brief re-ascertain of your personal opinion or claims for the essay topic. It is prudent for you to write a draft first, revisit it or rewrite the main body so that they all synchronize to form a final epic composition.  

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tips on Writing College Admission Essay

In High School, our academic counselors would tell us that our college admission essays were a very vital aspect of getting accepted in college. They would inform us that it didn’t matter the excellent grades we got .If our campus admission essay was written in a poor manner it would mess up our chances of getting into campus. They told us to write it in a way which brought out our personalities. They informed us that colleges wanted to read admission essays that told a story about ourselves, our ambitions and dreams. They also wanted to get a glimpse of our personality in a thoughtful and mature manner. We were warned though about going too deep into personal matters that was irrelevant to the application. This usually put off the admission board.
 What they desired to see were issues and matters that had a large impact on our lives, which led us to reach the stage that we were currently at. This included the life struggles that you had to undergo to achieve academically and personally. It also meant the obstacles that you had to overcome in life. The tone of the essay also mattered because nobody would want to read an essay that was written in a rude and arrogant manner. It was vital that we wrote out our achievements in a way that didn’t sound as if we were bragging. We were also informed that we should try our best to sound like we weren’t whining or complaining about our problems. At the end of the day, all the colleges expected, was to get students in its campus grounds that not only had excellent grades, but also students who would be good citizens of the campus. After receiving this information, I had to ensure that my college admission essay stood out so that I could be placed in the acceptance pile.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Strategies for Writing Essays

When the lecturers began to bombard us with essay writing assignments, I knew that I was in trouble unless I developed a strategy. I had been told of students who had spent hours writing their essays, only to receive poor grades for their work. I didn’t want to be counted as one of the students whose essays were placed in the failed tray. I had to develop a writing secret which would propel my essays to the top most grades and keep them there. The price that I had to pay included hard work, researching and reading a lot of materials for my essays. The first thing that I learnt how to do was write out the questions that I had in mind on a piece of paper. This helped me process the ideas that I had in mind, in a way that I could write them out on paper. I also had to carry out a lot of research on the topic that I was going to expound on. This was in order to get the facts right concerning the topic that I was going to write about in my essays. I would then proceed to write out a draft concerning the topic that I had chosen.
I also edited and added information to the parts that I considered to be relevant. I ensured that I introduced my first paragraph in a way that would capture the attention of the reader. This meant that the reader could be able to make out my standpoint, before he went deeper into reading my essay. I also ensured that my paragraphs had a flow within them, where I tried to keep the focus on the logical arguments of the essay. Finally I would write out my final draft, and proofread it thoroughly. This was to ensure that I dealt with grammatical errors adequately before I handed it in for grading.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

How to Study the Night before a Test

      Campus students enjoy spending their time taking part in social activities with their friends. When their lecturers give them assignments to undertake, they place them in the back burner until the last minute. They prefer to go out and about in town, hopping from one club to the other as they inebriate themselves with alcohol. When the deadlines for their academic papers get closer, they begin to take notice and they rush through their studies in anxiety. The students realize that they have a huge workload to undertake within a very short period of time. This leads them to panic excessively especially if they also have an examination to study for within the same week. It leads them to spend sleepless nights working through their academic burdens. They end up feeling stressed, and this leads them to become disorganized in their study patterns as they rush to grasp everything before the exam date.
Other students prefer to study for the exams on the day before the exam itself. They do this with the hope that their short term memory will grasp almost everything that they are studying until they finish their exam. The students should ensure that they plan adequately for the last minute study night. They should envision the evening in the similar fashion which they use to plan for a movie night. They should have the basic necessities which they need to use for their study night. This may include allocating time for food, and bathroom activities. They should also take a few breaks during the study, and take walks in form of exercises along the dorm corridors. They should however ensure that they don’t awaken their dorm room neighbors in their quest to stay awake.
The students can also ensure that they place the study materials that they need such as flashcards, laptops, pens and papers on their study tables as a form of organization. The students can also arrange with their study partners to quiz them after they have finished studying most of the relevant topics. This is where the flash cards come in handy. Most of the lecturers also give their students study guides which they can use to steer them in the right direction of their study process. All in all, students should also ensure that they take time out to rest and get some sleep. Nobody wants to enter the exam room with baggy eyes, which might lead them to collapse on the exam sheet due to sleep deprivation.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Survive exam season with ease

             One of the reasons why campus students struggle-and indeed all students in general-when it comes to the issue of the exam season is because they don't prepare adequately and on time. It is not something that is strange and what have you, but the truth of the matter is that campus students never learn. The mistakes they make this year with regards to their exam preparation are the same mistakes they always make when it comes to the next session of exams.
            It is not an ideal thing to say but the truth of the matter is that that is what happens when campus exams are around the corner. For instance it really makes a lot of sense when it so happens that students begin preparing for their exams as soon as is practically possible. It is never an easy thing to come to terms to, but the reality on the ground is that if a person desires to survive the exam season with ease he needs to make a point of beginning to prepare for the same in time.
            If that will mean doing all he can when the time is still there and coming up with study timetables as a result then so be it. The student in question should also make a point of balancing his class subjects in the sense that no one subject should be practiced or revised more than the other if the people are to do well. I really feel that that is the way to go.