Helping Your Child with Essay Writing
Are you one of those parents who feel upset when your child stare at the blank paper, because he has no idea: How to write an essay? Moreover, the deadline for the submission of your child’s essay come near, but you are helpless to do anything for your child. So: How can you help your child as a parent to help him write an essay?
Producing a successful essay is one of the arduous assignments. Students in schools, colleges, and universities have to write an essay. Further, the need to write an essay is everywhere from English Literature to Physics and Economics to Classical Studies, Music, and History to Geography. Students need to write an essay if they want to succeed at schools, colleges, and universities. As a parent, you can help your child with essay writing through the following tips:
- An Essay Is an Argument: You must keep that in mind that essay is an argument. You need to present a compelling argument using a particular evidence to impress readers of your essay.
- Write a Plan – You will Never Be Regretted: Help your child to write down a succinct list-plan of topics that he need to cover in an essay. Even a shorter plan will work, and it is better to use it as no plan will only obstruct your child from writing an essay.
If your child is a visual learner, then let your child grab a A3 size paper and some colorful pens, then ask him to brainstorm a mind map or sketch plan about what the essay should contain. Using pictures, lines, circles, and arrows will help your child realize how he should move on with an essay writing task.
- Getting Started: Getting started with essay is definitely a challenge for your child. So: What can you do to help your children? Encourage your children to write an essay, and tell them great essays are not written the first time. Help them realize that essay writing is a three-part process that is comprised of introduction, the main body, and conclusion. The first draft is written only to present ideas in a rough form. In the second and third draft, students should add to an essay the necessary points if they find loopholes. Realizing an essay is nor written the first time has helped many students in past, so do it can help your children.
- Having Sufficient to Say: If your child stuck at some point in an essay, then find out if he has read up enough about the topic. Inactivity to writing may be because of knowledge. Your children will find writing a lot easier if they spend a day or two reading about an essay topic.
- Try Using a Neutral Sentence Only: It is suggested to you that you begin your essay with a neutral essay; a sentence that simple states an interesting fact about the topic. So, ask your child to begin his essay with a strong neutral sentence.