Getting Started A challenge many kids (and adults) face writing essays is getting started. The person sits there waiting for inspiration to hit them like a lightening bolt and it never happens. What can you as a parent do to help? Encourage them with the thought that great essays are never written the first time over. Get them to view essay writing as a three-part process. The first draft is only to get out the ideas and words in rough form. In the second and third effort they will add to their essay where there are blanks clarify ideas and give it a final polish. Realising that an essay isnt supposed to be perfect the first time you write it really helps some people.
Producing a successful essay can be one of the most arduous parts of the schooling process and yet the need to write an essay is everywhere: from English literature to economics to physics geography classical studies music and history. To succeed at high school and in tertiary study you must master essay writing.
Its the moment every parent dreads: when your child sits there glum-faced looking at a blank piece of paper in front of them. They have a rapidly-approaching deadline for their essay and nothing but nothing you do as a parent seems to help them get any closer to completion. What can you do to help? The answer is: quite a lot.