Let’s say that you must write an essay on a complex topic in a short amount of time. Essays are always limited by time and size. However, while you have at least one evening to work on your homework, you have an hour or less during your exam! That is why it is better to get armed to the teeth!
Such English proficiency tests as Advanced Placement, SAT, TOEFL, or IELTS have a separate essay writing section. It’s not as easy as choosing one out of four answers in the multiple-choice section. An essay written in the last minute is a failure. However, it is also a failure to submit the paper after the deadline. Thus, it is important to get ready ahead. One of the most effective methods is to have organized table by your side. In fact, you will need even two plans: an outline for writing and study plan.
First of all, it is critical to list your strengths and weaknesses honestly to dedicate more time to the weak parts. For instance, if you have problems with selecting sources and gathering relevant information, spend more time on research than on writing and proofreading. Don’t be afraid to take breaks – physical exercises would be the most efficient way to spend them. Here is an excellent sample of study plan (for a day-off):
Now, be ready that test instructions provide an hour and 15 minutes to complete all AP exam essays. Some of them are shorter than the major essay; they appear in the form of free-response questions. Such questions usually take 1/3 – ½ page to answer. Thus, it is better to start with a major essay. As you won’t have internet access and any materials, try to memorize the most necessary facts about the studied subject.
If you are about to write essays on abortions, you may need to keep in mind the following things:
You should know what you are going to talk about. If the essay’s instructions have a specific question(s) to answer, focus on providing the most meaningful responses to them. On the whole, the best way to allocate your 10 minutes is in the following manner:
Let’s say you are writing a homework essay. There is no need to speed up or recall things from your memory. You should still dedicate some time to broad research. Primary research helps to come up with the basic argument as well as supporting points. Make sure to cite at least a couple of primary sources to prove that you have read the selected sources.
Sometimes, secondary research is required to demonstrate qualitative data. The goal is to learn the opinions of other people. It is especially useful when the topic is rather contradictive and sensitive like the one related to abortions. A student may pick an already existing response to polls, survey results, or questionnaires. Another way is to come up with your own secondary research.
It all may take a plenty of time, so it’s better to start working ahead not to miss the deadline.