Many students who dont have trouble expressing themselves aloud freeze when it comes to writing an essay and as a result their writing appears tentative and unnatural. The ability to write in a natural confident "voice" is one of the most important skills that you can develop as a student and one which will pay huge dividends throughout your academic career and beyond. A good Essay Writing Coach can help you develop a comfortable consistent and natural writing style or "voice" which can be applied to any topic or subject matter. Just as in life a confident writing style can go a long way towards achieving success.
Having enough to say If your child is still stuck find out if they have read up enough on the topic. Some inertia with writing can be due to lack of knowledge. They will find writing so much easier if they spend another day or two reading more on the topic and gleaning some additional ideas. Try using a neutral sentence Suggest starting the essay with a neutral sentence: a sentence that merely states an interesting fact on the topic being written about. Heres one: Mozart was one of the most important Austrian composers of the eighteenth century. First sentences in essays dont need to be stellar - you just need to start!
The perception that no part of the essay writing process can be "systematized" (i.e. repeated over and over again) is flawed. It overlooks the fact that the structure of virtually every type of essay follows the same format. American high school English classes focus almost exclusively on the content of an essay. Since each essay assignment deals with new subject matter students assume that all essays are different. They dont realize that "topic" is an irrelevant factor. There is very little discussion about the format of a properly structured essay.