Getting students over this barrier was one of the reasons I put pen to paper four years ago and produced a book called Write That Essay! At that stage I was a senior academic at Auckland University and a university examiner. For nearly 20 years in both course work and examinations I had counselled everyone from 17-year-old newbies to 40-year-old career changers with their essay writing. Often the difference between a student who might achieve a B-Grade and the A-Grade student was just some well-placed advice and direction.
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.
Assistance with the essays format can be vital in ensuring consistency throughout. Therefore your assignment may be improved by managing your heading and text formatting correctly inserting page breaks in the correct places and perhaps adding headers and footers to your work. The end result should demonstrate your essay writing skills to the fullest extent.