So, you’ve made it! Your masterpiece is about to be presented to the public and the world is ready to face with it! Last summer you spent in New Zealand – one of the most beautiful places on the planet that attracts ecotourists from all over the globe. And now your task is to tell about your marvelous trip. There’s nothing easier than tell your audience about personal things as there is simply no chance of making a mistake.
Beautiful isolated paradise lost somewhere in the ocean makes your heart beat faster as you breathe in and breathe out its beauty and feel it’s getting under your skin…
Sentences like that will make your readers jaw drop to the very end till the phrase “And then I came back home” and all your efforts come to nothing in a moment. And it’s not important anymore that you have used the most attractive epithets to describe the nature, the colors, the smells and the sounds of what you’ve feasted your eyes upon. It’s of no importance that you’ve spend a sleepless week to generate a top class prose when the end of your essay is something that takes your reader right from New Zealand to the everyday routine. If you feel successful about your paper, make sure you end it up on a high tone. First of all, provide an answer to the question “So, what?” Your reader should know why your paper was important. Make him sure your paper is really useful and meaningful. Don’t simply repeat what you’ve just said. Your readers have gone though it. Express a hope or a wish. Use a light-hearted, amusing quote to sum up your topic. Share your inner feelings. The quote from “Blue Highways” by William Least Heat Moon will fit pretty well: “What you have done becomes the judge of what you are going to do - especially in other people\\\\\\\'s minds. When you are travelling, you are what you are right there and then. People do not have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.” Thus, you’re providing your reader with a huge “+” of both travelling to New Zealand and travelling in general. In other words, you think globally.
Show how your personal opinion expressed in the paper agrees or disagrees with the generally accepted experts’ viewpoints, with what you all the time thought you knew about the subject before you began to work on it, or what kind of stereotypes people have about it. For instance, they say Kiwi women have lack of femininity. Unfeminine ladies wear masculine clothes and use very little make up. You’ve a chance to prove that Kiwi women are just not being held back by ancient ideas to be “true-lady-like” and thus, they are well-adapted to live in a modern world than, let’s say, women from Muslim countries.
NOTE: Never apologize for what you’re saying. Still make sure your prose doesn’t offend your classmates.