Students Guide To Essay And Speech Writing This article contains some ideas for the young teacher on what advice to give students to get them started on writing an essay. Writing a speech is in many ways similar.The ideas below are not in any order of importance. You will need to select which ones you can use with your class. You may need to simplify the suggested ideas, as well.Each idea may need you to teach a lesson on it with you actually demonstrating how to go about it, e.G. The concept of 'past, present and future'.