I need to write a 5 paragraph expository essay on….?
about what teenagers can do to help tap into their strengths and keep going when times are tough-I need help writing this. Please help me! I have no idea how to start it or anything 🙁 Please help/
You always start an essay by turning the question around into a statement. You don’t have to use different words; in fact you SHOULD use the same words. It’s easy in this case: you simply re-state the question. Where your essay gets original is in the examples you give in the three middle paragraphs and in how you sum things up in your conclusion. For example:
Teenagers are fully capable of tapping into their strengths and not giving up when times get tough. Many adults think that …, but really … [Say general things about your topic here.] Blah, blah, blah.
Teenagers have strengths that sometimes other people in the community don’t give them credit for. [Give a specific example of where teenagers have something important to contribute, like their physical strength or energy or passion about the environment or knowledge of trends or view of the world, tell why it’s important, and suggest how they can use it to make things better for themselves and their friends.] Blah, blah, blah.
Another area in which teenagers can make a big contribution is … [Give another specific example, tell why it’s important, and suggest how they can use it to make things better for themselves and their friends.] Blah, blah, blah.
When people keep going in times of trouble and don’t give up, it’s called perseverance. Teenagers can persevere as well as other people can. [Give an example, tell why it’s important, and suggest how they can use it to make things better for themselves and their friends.] Blah, blah, blah.
Teenagers have a lot to contribute towards making things better for themselves and for their wider community. [Don’t give another example, but rather make a general statement about the whole thing or talk about teenagers in the future. You could even put a quotation about perseverance here, but make sure you cite the author as well.] Blah, blah, blah.
Replace all my ‘Blah, blah, blahs’ with details that support the first sentence in each paragraph, and you have your essay. You can always add paragraphs for Ideas 4 and 5 or more if you have other unique points to get across.