Choose a topic that you love.
This might not make a difference for your professor, but for sure it will make a difference for you when you will have to write the composition. When you write about something that you like you enjoy the entire writing process and you don’t see it as yet another task that you have to complete. It will also save you some time when you will have to make research, because you probably have some information about this subject already. Besides, what’s more exciting than talking to your colleagues about the things that you really love?
Make it fun.
Assignments can be fun if you are creative, and there are always ways to find the information that you need from interesting sources. For example, instead of reading a book you can go to visit the zoo if you have to write a composition about animals. In the same way, if you have to write about a historic event you can watch a documentary instead of reading and memorizing from your manuals. Believe me, you will finish everything in no time!
Write down every important thing.
While you are making research you have to write down the important ideas that you want to mention in your composition. In this way you are making sure that you will not forget anything when you start writing. Besides, it will be much easier to organize the content if you have a list of ideas and you just have to mark as “check” the one that you already used.
Improve your vocabulary.
If you don’t have a great vocabulary, now it’s the time to improve it. If you have a mediocre composition but you use the right words your professor will give you higher grade than usual, simply because you prove that you put time and effort into it. Of course, this will also help you in the future, not to mention that your classmates will be happy that they learned a few new words.
Search for meaningful quotes.
Sometimes you can’t find the right words to express your ideas, but you can find them in other books. Using quotes and citations is always a good thing especially if you want to present different points of view. Remember that every time you use a quote you have to mention not only the author, but also a good source.
proofread your text.
I can not emphasize enough how important it is to make sure that you don’t have grammar or punctuation mistakes. Many students are so happy when they finish writing their assignment that they forget that they also have to proofread it. If you are not sure that you can detect every single mistake, ask a colleague or friend to read it instead of you. You will be surprised to see how many things you’ve missed!