5 Meaningful Writing Assignments Connected to the Pandemic

While the pandemic is now rampant in the world, students can use the world situation to write assignments that relate to it. We have created a list of different types of tasks that you can use during COVID-19.

  1. Interview

In the context of the pandemic, interviews with a medical worker, teacher, or another person whose field of activity was badly affected during the pandemic would be interesting. For example, you can write an interview with an entrepreneur whose business was affected by COVID-19. The interview will be understandable and clear to readers only if you are well versed in the subjects of finance and business and terms related to them.

If you have difficulty with this but still want to tell the story of this person, you can find a service that will help you with the formatting of the text. Google, “do my finance homework,” and you can find a site with experts who are knowledgeable in the discipline. You can provide them with your notes, and they will write a well-structured interview that the reader can understand.

  1. An essay expressing your views on the pandemic

Basically, these essays are about discussing the pros and cons of the pandemic. Your essay should include an introduction, arguments, a logical conclusion, and your personal opinion. Your arguments should be supported by examples. It is better to write not about the pandemic in general but about any of its aspects.

  1. Letters: Formal, informal, and Semi-formal

Another type of writing assignment connected to the Pandemic is letters. They are formal, informal, semi-formal, letters to a friend, brother, godfather, editor of a magazine/school newspaper, to the forum – wherever and whoever your heart desires! To cope with them, you need to know (at least briefly and conditionally) the structure and what each of the genres requires of you.

In the assignment, you may write about the following topics:

  • How the pandemic influenced education
  • When and can we get out of the pandemic
  • How your life changed with the advent of COVID-19.
  1. Review of a Scientific Article

Write a review of a scientific article about the pandemic. The main task of the review, as a writing assignment, is a comprehensive assessment of a scientific article, expressed in describing the advantages/disadvantages, making reasoned comments/recommendations on the analyzed text.

What tasks are assigned to the author?

  • Confirmation/refutation of the professional competence of the author of the scientific article.
  • Determination of the place of the document in the scientific community of the studied branch of knowledge.
  • Confirmation/refutation of the relevance, practical significance of the chosen topic, the reliability of the research results.
  • Analysis of the future prospects for the practical/theoretical application of the available facts, the general feasibility of introducing into the scientific branch under consideration.
  • Justification, the argumentation of the author’s conclusions, etc.
  1. Write a Story

A good way to get creative is to write a story about COVID-19. To make it interesting, follow some tips:

  • Show the Hero

The hero is the main component of the story. It can be yourself or any other person. In writing, friends, relatives, acquaintances, and teachers can become heroes of your story. To describe the hero, you do not need to give a complete list of details of appearance: “She had brown hair, blue eyes, a slender figure, and thin arms.” The reader will quickly get bored with everything that is not directly related to the development of the plot. Therefore, I recommend using only those details that are critical to your story.

  • Choose a Scene

The scene is what sets the context. When we know where the hero is, we as readers can evaluate his or her actions and better understand his or her character. It is not necessary to describe in detail the color of walls, windows, doors, ceiling heights. Here the rule is the same as with the features of the hero’s appearance – indicate only those details, without which the logic of the story will suffer.

  • Create Tension

For the reader to get carried away with your story, there must be development and tension in it. It is not necessary to write a gripping thriller; you just need to add an interesting detail or deceive expectations with a turn of events.

  • Write Briefly

Not always an interesting story requires a lot of text. The idea can be expressed succinctly and without loss of meaning and depth. Don’t overload stories with storylines unless you’re on a mission to write a novel. Choose only those characters, places, and actions that are important to the plot and work for the idea. In this way, the reader will better understand your idea.

  • Make the story Vivid

Imagine that you are not writing a story but a movie script about the pandemic. Reread it from this point of view. Did you find the moments where you yourself would fall asleep in the cinema? Feel free to cut them. Does your story have obscure, overloaded phrases? Reformulate or remove them from the text. Alternate between long and short sentences.

There are meaningful writing assignments connected to the pandemic. Use the one that you like the most and write a paper that will deserve a high grade. Good luck!