5 Secrets To Writing A Winning GED Essay
For many students, writing an essay can induce severe anxiety.
By comparison, answering multiple choice questions seems a lot more enjoyable (all you have to do is pick one of the four possible answers).
Writing an essay from scratch requires a lot more thought from your end!
Yes we understand, writing isn’t everyone’s strong trait but there’s no need to panic. We believe that with some preparation, anyone can write a winning essay on their GED exam.
Put your thinking caps on and check out our instructors top 5 secrets for writing a winning GED essay!
1. Stay on Topic and Answer the GED Question:
When your essay is being graded, the test graders are looking to make sure that you maintained the focus on the topic and answered the question being asked of you. You could have an essay that has zero grammatical errors but if you lose focus of the topic and forget to answer the question, you will not receive a passing grade.
2. Organize Your Writing:
Before you even begin writing your essay, organize your thoughts. You have 45 minutes to write up your essay so the first few minutes should be spent brainstorming.
Find out what you want to say and how you want to say it.
Second, organize your writing so that is has flow.
Your first paragraph is your introduction. In the introduction, you need to make your main point.
The middle paragraphs is used as a follow through to support your main point from the first paragraph. You should use examples from your life to help strengthen your main point!
The last paragraph is the conclusion. Don’t present any new points in this paragraph. You simply need to conclude your thoughts.
3. The More Detailed, The Better:
During the second paragraph, when you’re strengthening your main point, you need to pick a couple of specific examples that really fit into your main idea. This is your chance to get as detailed as possible!
4. Revise For Spelling and Grammar Mistakes:
Make sure you spell words correctly. Make sure you use your commas and semicolons properly. Most students try to write like they are Shakespear thinking that this will help them sound smarter to the test grader. The problem is, when trying to be fancy in your writing style, you will unknowingly make spelling and grammatical mistakes. The moral of this is to keep it simple and to the point.
5. Choose The Best Words:
Word choice is another big factor to consider when writing a GED essay. Using big words will not win you any points if you don’t use it incorrectly! We recommend using simple and concise language when writing your essay.