before writing the essay divid it into 3 parts introduction,explanation(advantages & disadvantages),conclusion.<br />
plan before writing how much you have to write and use some best words it increases your essay value.
Ask your teacher what you can do to improve.<br />
If the answer is not satisfactory, ask who consistently gets the best marks.<br />
Then approach that person and say, can you look at my essay and see where I'm going wrong? Would you let me read one of yours to see what it is you do that works so well?<br />
When you use someone else's idea, say so and put the reference in your bibliography. <br />
When an idea is wholey yours, say so; own it and explain how you arrive at it.
First paragraph should hold your main idea and three subjects of support then the closure.<br />
Body is each paragraph with your support topics and your explanation for each. Closing sentence for the body should loop back to your main idea. Closing paragraph should reiterate all your ideas and how they affect it. Last sentence should restate main idea.<br />
Wrote b grade college papers the morning of with this formula. Have fun.
Ask help from teachers...maybe a tutor?
read a lot.
read good essays
Strunk and White - Elements of Style<br />
It's short and concise and I'm certain it will help but don't take it as gospel and try to develop your own style
I heard that "Eat, shoots, and leaves" is a good book too but I haven't read it myself (which I should). But, either way, you might want to check it out. Good luck!
Know what you're talking about... haha
General advice like that is hard to come up with... Maybe an example essay will help.
Message one to me and I'll take a look at it if you'd like. I took the 400 level college writing classes just for fun. I didn't need any more English credit. lol
Yes...cut back on your texting and read some GOOD books!