To write a great body paragraph, we use the acronym TEAS.
Topic: Use the first sentence to tell the reader what this paragraph will be about.
Example: Give the reader some evidence that supports what was introduced in your topic sentence.
Analysis: Explain to the reader how that evidence is important.
Summary: Summarize your paragraph and tie it back to your thesis or central message.
Learning how to write a high school essay and mastering those skills today can have long-lasting benefits in the future.
Writing doesn’t just stop being a useful skill just because you’ve graduated high school. Even outside of academics, clear and concise writing is valuable in the workplace, when communicating with friends and family, and even to help you better express yourself and understand the world.
High school essay writing is a critical skill to master in English Language Arts class and is a part of the Connections Academy virtual school curriculum. If your student, whether enrolled with us or in another school format, is struggling with English, check out these study tips that make tough subjects easier to learn.