How to Write an Essay on a School Field Trip

Many teachers assign essays about field trips.

Teachers often ask students to write essays about school field trips. These essays allow teachers to assess exactly what students have learned on the trip. This type of assignment also ensures that students actually think about the learning that took place on the trip, so that they understand that field trips are both a fun and a learning experience. To write a field trip essay, you must stick to the topic and write at least three sections.

Write a topic sentence telling where you went on your field trip.

Write three details about your topic sentence. Consider sentences that talk about how the trip relates to what you are studying, areas of study you focused on during the trip, and any tasks you had to complete while on the trip. This is your introductory paragraph.

Write a topic sentence for a new paragraph about one specific thing you learned. Then, write three or more sentences that go into detail about what you learned and how you learned it. Talk about how this knowledge corresponds to what you have learned in class. Write two more paragraphs just like this one, covering additional points of knowledge, to make the body of your essay.

Write a concluding sentence, summarizing what you've discussed in the essay thus far. Add sentences that demonstrate the value of the trip and summarize your learning. Consider finishing the essay by discussing how you might implement the knowledge you gained during the field trip into your classroom studies in the future.

  • Always read over your essay to make sure it makes sense and has no spelling or grammatical errors. You may wish to have someone else read it, as well.