Your teacher has given you a topic for writing an essay in the beginning of the academic year. It is called a diagnostic essay. It helps your teacher to judge your writing skills and check your knowledge of that subject.
Here are a few tips to help you write the diagnostic essay:
oDo not start writing as soon as you get the topic. Compose an outline of your essay in your mind. Usually the essays has five subsections divided into introduction one paragraph, main content three paragraphs and conclusion in one paragraph.
Work on your weaknesses and improve your illustrative skills. You may have knowledge of your topic, but you should be able to express it in writing too. It is a good idea to go through websites which are related to essay writing.