If your teen has a paper to write, encourage her to get an early start. That will give her time to make several drafts of the paper before she has to turn it in.
You and other family and friends can help by reading the paper and offering comments.
Avoid saying things like “this is wrong,” or “this is no good.” Keep comments specific. For example, “I’m having trouble following the point you make in the third paragraph. Can you add a sentence to explain?”
Encourage your teen to read her paper out loud to herself, as well. It’s likely she’ll catch at least one mistake doing this.
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