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Essay On New Year Resolution For Class 7

With the start to any New Year comes a time for resolutions. Returning from Christmas break is the perfect time to use a classroom activity to teach your students how they can reflect upon the past year and prepare for a new, fresh start. Use this classroom activity involving writing to help your students make their New Year’s Resolutions this year.

Classroom Activity: Introduction

To begin, ask students if they have ever made a New Year’s resolution before, and if so, did they keep it? For the students who have never made a resolution for the New Year, talk about how the word resolution came from the word “resolve.” Talk about how a resolution is like a promise that you keep for yourself. Then, discuss how each year people make resolutions for themselves, but oftentimes they end up being too challenging to keep, so they give up on them. Explain that it’s important to make a positive resolution that they think they will be able to follow through with.

Once they understand the concept, model a few resolutions of your own (start exercising, read a book a week, watch less TV, etc.). Next, have students brainstorm a few together as a class. They may come up with resolutions like stop fighting with their siblings, or be more helpful at home. Make sure that you remind students to not choose something that is too outrageous, and remind them that their goal is to make a resolution that they know they can keep.

Pre-Writing

Once students have a list of the resolutions that they think they want to try, have them narrow that list down to three. They should make one resolution for their own personal improvement (resolve to eat healthy), one that has to do with their family or friends (resolve to not fight with their sister), and one that has to do with school (to learn all of their multiplication facts).

First Draft

Now that students have their three resolutions (or promises to themselves) that they know they will be able to keep, it’s time for them to write a five-paragraph essay about these New Year’s resolutions.  Included in this essay should be the following:

  • First paragraph is to introduce the topic to their audience.
  • Second paragraph is talk about the personal improvement promise that they made to themselves.
  • Third paragraph is discuss the resolution that has to do with their family or friends.
  • Fourth paragraph is where they will describe the promise that they made to themselves about school.
  • The fifth, and final, paragraph will restate the topic and sum up the whole essay about resolutions.

Revising

This is the most critical stage in the writing process and oftentimes the hardest for students. Students need to read and re-read their essay, and ask themselves “Does it sound good?” and “Does it make sense?” Here are a few guidelines to help students during this crucial stage.

  • Look at the first paragraph and ask yourself if the topic sentence is interesting. If not, how can you make it more interesting to the reader?
  • Look at the meat of your essay which is the three middle paragraphs. Does each paragraph explain to the reader what your resolution is and why you are making it?
  • Look at your ending paragraph, did you restate and sum up your essay?
  • Take a look at all of the sentences, is everything spelled correctly? Are all of the sentences complete?

Final Copy

Once students have made of their revisions, they can now type their final project on the computer and print it out. Post these New Year’s resolution essays on the bulletin board in the classroom as a daily reminder of their promises to themselves for the New Year.

Make sure that you take a few moments of your day with your students to look back on the year that just passed. Talk about the learning goals that they have achieved since the start of the year, and talk about what they are going to achieve by the end of this New Year.

Do you have in New Year’s resolutions in your classroom? If so, what kinds of lessons and activities do you do? Please take a moment and share with us in the comment section below, we would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Happy New Year!

Janelle Cox is an education writer who uses her experience and knowledge to provide creative and original writing in the field of education. Janelle holds a Master's of Science in Education from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. She is also the Elementary Education Expert for woaknb.wz.sk, as well as a contributing writer to woaknb.wz.sk and TeachHUB Magazine. You can follow her at Twitter @Empoweringk6ed, or on Facebook at Empowering K6 Educators.

Essay Writing Resolutions for the New Year

By Peter from woaknb.wz.sk

For many people New Year is a chance to finally get rid of some old habits and try and make some positive changes to their day-to-day lives. Some choose to go on a diet, others sign up to a gym, but there is one area which students in particular can try and make some improvements, and that’s in their work ethic! Below are some easily put in place changes that will not only improve a working regime but make sure that your essay marks are the best they’ve ever been.

1)  Mix-up where you write

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut when writing an essay. Everyday you sit down at the same desk at home and find it hard to get going again. An easy way to mix things up is to change where you work. It may be less effort to work at home, but why not take a trip to the library or to a different environment altogether? This is an easy way to break bad habits, even though it represents a little extra effort.

2)  Turn off social media

One of the biggest causes of procrastination is social media. How many times have you told yourself, ‘I just look for 5 minutes’ and then before you know it, it’s already an hour later? There are many free programs you can use online that will disable your social media platforms on your computer between given times. If you are serious about improving your working regime, this is one of the best resolutions to go for.

3)  What about a ‘study buddy’?

If you have a friend who is also trying to improve their working regime, then why not meet up and work together. Both go to the library and encourage each other to stay all day. There are dangers that you may just talk to each other and not get any work done, but on the other hand, talking about the work you are doing should improve this in the long run. So while working as a pair can help improve productivity, you need to be honest about whether this is right for you.

4) Make a detailed work plan 

Key to writing a great essay is having a detailed essay plan, but have you thought about creating a work plan too? You can easily write a time plan for when you intend to finish your reading, when to start planning and when to begin writing. This should include specific goals for each day and how many words you intend to write and when. If you make a work plan, you’ll find it easier to complete a small amount of work each day and get your essay done on time.

The four essay writing resolutions above are just a small selection of many other possible essay writing resolutions which you can put in place to improve your productivity. These are all linked to trying to better your working regime. And even though this can be tough, do take comfort that if you do take on any of these resolutions during the New Year, most people around you will also be trying to be strict with themselves too!

This blog post on essay writing resolutions was written on behalf of woaknb.wz.sk, a UK essay writing company who specialise in model answers, essay marking and proofreading in all subject areas. 

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