The first step in writing an essay for a class essay is reading the instructions. What does the instructor want? What is the specific topic assigned? Is the essay over material coming from the textbook or will it be necessary to research the topic. One easy way even for lazy students to find fast information is to use Google. Write in the topic and let Google do the search. Briefly skip through and read what is interesting and highlight these with a marker. This gives fast and quick information about almost any topic. For instance, if the topic is teenage pregnancy, then type in teenage pregnancy in the Google search bar. This will bring several different articles about the topic.
Use the information to create a simple thesis. In a few words describe the topic and what the essay is going to say. For instance, in the topic of teenage pregnancy, the thesis can be as simple as teenage pregnancy is a major problem in the United States. Use what you have highlighted to write the essay. Using Google for teenage pregnancies has several articles including statistics.
Once you create the thesis of the topic, go through and make a quick outline. What are three main points about the topic? For teenage pregnancy, it could be statistics of teenage pregnancy, prevention of teenage pregnancy, and sex education. Several different approaches could be used on this topic. Simply, select the way you want to go with it and then do more research if needed.
Go through the material that you have highlighted and make some note cards with different quotes that you could use. Be sure to get all the information needed to cite the quote including author, title, specific web...