Write a plan: youll be pleased that you did Get your child to write a brief list-plan of the topics that their essay needs to cover. Even a short plan is better than no plan at all and will start to give the writer a feeling that completing an essay on that topic is well within their grasp. If your child is a visual learner move away from the desk and go to a neutral space. Grab a large sheet of blank A3 paper and some coloured pens and brainstorm a mind map or sketch plan of what the essay should contain. Using pictures lines circles and arrows will all help the visual learner grasp the task at hand and help them see what they have to do.
If you are a university college or high school student you have probably benefited at some point in your life from having a coach - either as a member of a sports team or as a participant in an individual sport. No one questions the value of coaching in the world of sports whether it is at the peewee level or in the professional ranks. Athletic skills are developed and refined through coaching.
As any writer will know they are not the best person to look for any errors or omissions in their work. Read it through certainly pick up some obvious mistakes of course. However being too close to your writing is one of the reasons that book editors exist and of course the same applies to essay writing.