Where to look for offline assistance with your critical essay?

In today's world of digital technology where almost every type of educational support is available online, it's easy to forget that there are sources of help which can be found off-line. You have a critical essay to complete. It is a significant part of your high school or college course and you need to do well if not very well.

You may lack confidence in different areas, you may not be sure of your writing skills. You may not be confident about your ability to research the subject. You may not know the layout required according to a certain format. All these problem areas can be addressed. Sure you can go online but what resources are there away from the Internet?

Teachers and tutors

The role of the academic staff at your school or college is to teach. But apart from the time they spend in the classroom or in a tutorial, they are available to discuss individual student problems. Do not hesitate to make contact with the relevant member of staff at your educational institution. If they are not able to give you the specific help you need with your critical essay, then they should be able to direct you to someone who can assist you. You are doing yourself a disservice by not making contact with the academic staff and explaining your situation.

Your local library

So often dismissed today because of the availability of material online, your local library is still a wonderful resource particularly for relevant research material. Once again help is available from a professional librarian. Explain the topic of your critical essay. Explain the type of background material you need to study in order to create your critical essay. There is an excellent chance that your local library will either be able to provide you with the resource material or can certainly point you in the direction where you can find it.

Fellow students

There are many students at your school or college who have tackled the same or similar critical essay you are facing. Talk to them about their way of tackling the topic. Which research material did they use? Which approach to the topic did they take? Fellow students, particularly those in a higher year are a wonderful resource and may be happy to help.

The online community is vast and has much to offer. But so too is some personal contact with resources which are very close to home.