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Practical Instructions On How To Write A High School Essay About Ancient Books


High school students write essays on different topics. At the history class, you may get an assignment to write about ancient books. This is a very interesting topic that you may look at from different angles. Read the tips below to learn how to compose your paper properly in order to get a high score.

  1. Narrow the topic.
  2. This topic is too broad to investigate it. First, you should determine what ancient books you will write about. There are plenty of ancient cultures that you may focus your attention, like ancient Greece or ancient Egypt. Then, you should think about the purpose of your research, for example, to determine the influence of the chosen ancient books on the development of literature.

  3. Research your topic.
  4. When your narrow topic is selected, you should gather the necessary information for your investigation. It’s advisable to consult your teacher so that you know what materials to read in order to get better data.

  5. Outline your essay.
  6. This step is necessary because, without an approximate outline, your paper won’t have a solid structure. If your text is structured poorly, your readers aren’t likely to understand the information that you give them clearly and your final score will be very low. Divide your paper into the introduction, body, and conclusion and write the ideas you want to express in each section.

  7. Write the first draft.
  8. You may start writing your paper in any order that you want, but make sure that each section serves its purpose and is properly connected to other sections.

    • Introduction.
    • Start your paper with a hook that will make your readers want to continue reading. Then, you should give a brief background of your topic because your readers aren’t likely to know as much about the subject of your work as you. Finish the paragraph with a short and clear thesis statement.

    • Body.
    • In body paragraphs, you should present the information that you’ve gathered during your research to support your thesis. Make sure that each body paragraph introduces a particular piece of evidence and is connected to your thesis and other paragraphs.

    • Conclusion.
    • This is a section where you should summarize the ideas listed previously. You may do this by restating your thesis and topic sentences. Indicate the significance of your topic and the research that you’ve presented in your essay. Propose your readers to continue your study if you have some interesting ideas or unanswered questions.

  9. Edit the draft.
  10. Proofread your paper for several times to eliminate all the mistakes.