Simple Ways To Spruce Up A History Report

By on November 15, 2012

If you’re not a history enthusiast, writing a report about the past may be mind-numbingly difficult for you. No matter how hard it is though, you have to get through it to pass your classes. Whether you’re in high school or in college, there are some simple things you can to do spruce  up a boring history report. With the right amount of “sprucing,” you might be able to make up for your disdain for the subject. Here are some tips to help you  make your report as exciting as possible.

Visual Aids
If your report involves an actual presentation, you might be able to make it more interesting through the use of visual aids. You might enjoy wearing a costume that reflects the person in your essay, or you might prefer making a poster with some awesome graphics to point out. You may consider a PowerPoint presentation if your instructor permits it. That’s all up to you. The more creative you can be, the better your chances are of getting a good grade.

Modern References
If you’re tired of writing about the past, try to apply those concepts to the current world. For instance, you may talk about how the growth in media and technology has influenced political voting and campaigning. You might discuss celebrities that have played roles in history, like Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or even Judge Judy. If you can put a personal twist on a historical event, you can show you instructor that you understand the material in full. You might even gain a better appreciation for history along the way. Whatever the case may be, you can bet a good grade is in store.

Unique Formatting
While some teachers will give you specific formatting instructions to fulfill, there are plenty out there that will leave you to your own imagination. This is where the real fun comes in. you could make a children’s book that highlights the most important information about a historical event, or you could write a press release to post online. You could even go as far as making a short film for your report, as long as that would be permitted. At the very least, you can play around with color schemes and templates to make your essay look more than the standard double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font crap you’ve been used to all your life. Apply your strengths to your report, and you’re sure to get positive attention.

About the Author: Gwendalin Pierce is a college student finishing her degree in graphic design. She uses TotallyHistory.com to get fun ideas for her history reports, and her professors are always impressed by what she does.

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