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A List Of Unique 8th Grade Informative Essay Topics

Another name for this type of essay is expository essay. Its purpose is to educate the reader about a specific topic. There are no opinions in this type of paper, and the writer doesn’t need to convince or persuade the reader to change a belief or adopt a new one. In other words, the 8th grade student is just expected to present some information, as unbiased as possible. It’s up to the reader what to think about the given information.

Sometimes the student may be given a prompt they must use. In that case, a topic doesn’t have to be chosen. Instead, have the student think about a term they want to define, two things they want to compare or contrast, some data that needs to be analyzed, or a process to provide a how-to about.

To choose the topic, here are some great ideas to ponder about.

After they have chosen their topic, the research phase begins. This starts with understanding the assignment. If the teacher has specified that only certain types of resources may be used, then do most of the research within those types of resources. Know how many words or pages are required. Additionally, how are references to be cited? All these are parts of an 8th grade paper. There may be additional formatting requirements.

A rough draft should be written first, without too much attention being paid to correcting spelling and other errors. These can be fixed in the final proofreading. Make sure the student has some help with proofing the final copy.