As parents, we all want our children to succeed academically, no matter their grade level.
However, as they advance in school, providing that support can become more challenging and time-consuming.
While you may not have yet conquered the logistics of new math concepts, you can definitely lend a hand when it comes to helping your child write academic level essays. Especially when it comes to ensuring that the essay is not plagiarized.
Here are some ideas you can use to help your child write a unique essay:
Research the Topic
The first step in writing an essay is to research the topic being written about.
To avoid plagiarizing the work of others, the information should be written in bullet-point in order to be rewritten later in your child’s own words.
Also make sure your child writes down as resources and references.
Adopt a Unique and Creative Writing Style
Avoiding plagiarism is about taking the information other people have written and reframing it in a unique and creative way.
Have your child look at the research they’ve gathered and try to look at it from an “outside of the box” perspective.
Insert Useful Points of Interest
In order to strengthen the essay’s point of view, your child will have to reference the words and works of others. These make for useful points of interest in the essay.
These points can refer to studies, claims and beliefs made by other authors and researchers.
Organize the Content
Successful essays are organized using main headings and subheadings in order to make the content readable and easy to understand.
Each main heading should be thought of as a “chapter” – when one idea is explored and it’s time to move on to another, a new heading should be used.
When In Doubt, Seek Help
It’s probably been a long time since you’ve had to delve into the world of academics. Therefore, there is no shame in seeking outside help.
Oftentimes, universities and colleges will offer free help from senior students. Have your child inquire about this option.
If all else fails, you can always turn to online professional writers to help your child research, organize and write their academic essay.