Too bad! Most students dont learn the secret that makes writing essays easy - all they have to do is follow the same format every time. Usually the topic of the essay assignment is posed in the form of a question. There is never any doubt about where to begin - the first sentence of the essay should answer the question! After that list some reasons supporting the answer. In the following paragraphs provide details to back up those reasons. Each paragraph should deal with only one reason. Come to a conclusion.
A regular freelance writer and poet. I have a personal storehouse of over 500 poems more than a dozen short stories. I have written in newspapers magazines and journals for a net of over 10 years. I started with writing early in school and have never looked back since.
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!