Writing a Great Essay Topic for Year 7Finding the right essay topic for your Year 7 course can be a difficult task. If you're looking for some tips on finding good essay topics, read on! By the time you finish reading this article, you'll have a better idea of what it takes to create an interesting essay and help your students become experts in writing.
The year before, I taught English at a school in New Zealand. Our English teacher had us study essay topics for our Year 6 and Year 7 courses. The assignments were simple enough. All we had to do was choose a topic from a few topics chosen by the teacher, write about it, and then present the essay in front of the class.
I found it helpful to put ideas in the form of essay topics into categories. I divided them up into student-written genres. For example, science essays could be written about biology, astronomy, geology, or other science-related topics. Other topics might include politics, fashion, world history, literature, and other areas of study.
This helped me brainstorm different topics that would help my students expand their horizons. It also gave them the idea on what they were interested in exploring further in their future careers.
Of course, the next step is to come up with a well-written essay topic. Here are a few tips:
Use a standard academic essay format. Avoid using complicated wordings and avoid using jargon that may alienate your audience. Use words and phrases that people will understand. Write about interesting and/or relevant topics rather than new and complicated subjects.
Avoid getting too personal. It's OK to use a strong word here and there, but avoid using it all the time. Using an 'I' to refer to the student is OK, but don't make it too common. Also, try to include a mentor figure or someone who teaches in the essay's context so that the reader sees how their opinions are different from another's.
I used these tips for finding the right essay topic for my Year 7 class. After writing and editing, I sent it off to my students. As you can see, the process is quite simple once you get the hang of it.