Many folks would argue that writing an essay is not the same as building a car. An essay written by one individual will always differ from that of another. Conventional Wisdom says "Essays defy standardization so of course there is no way to make writing them easy." As a result students believe that they must start from scratch all over again on each new essay assignment. The prospect causes great consternation. "What will I write? Where will I begin? If only there were some kind of essay writing system.
In this article I am going to deal with some things you can do as a parent to help your child succeed at essay writing. Because writing great essays is well within every childs grasp. Tips for essay writing success: Its an argument Remember that an essay is an argument: the task in an essay is not to write a story or to recount a plot. The teacher knows all of this information. In an essay your childs job is to present a compelling argument-using specific evidence-for the point they are trying to make.
Once upon a time everything was made by hand. Each item had to be crafted individually; it took forever because there was no standardization. When Man grasped the concept of using patterns templates and molds to mass-produce identical parts for later assembly manufacturing efficiency took a great leap forward. Whether making furniture or automobiles once people had assembled the first model building additional copies was a piece of cake. They could be certain that the parts would fit together.