The SSAT essay is just one more thing to worry about. You’re thinking what on earth can they be asking to write on and let alone will my child be able to put their thoughts down on paper all coherent and of course grammatically correct.
Calm down, it’s not that bad since there are some encouraging guide lines to talk about with your child before everyone gets all worked up. First it is important to know what weight the essay really has in the admissions process, you will be surprised! Read on to get the right head start for the SSAT essay.
SSAT Essay: no sweat tips
What is the test day procedure? Write A Short Essay
Private schools use the essay that your child writes to evaluate their writing ability. The essay writing will be done individually. Your child will be given a quiet room to sit back and write the essay without any disturbance. This gives your child full concentration and the private school can ensure that it is the work of your child.
Does Reading help? Read as much as possible
Some children love reading, so don’t worry about them. It is those that don’t like to read that need motivation in finding something to read that interests them. This is a challenge that parents have. Most likely you will need to take time to read something together and talk about what you have read, even if it is only a short article.
Can’t seem to make this work! Go ahead and get Help
If you have realize that nothing seems to work for you and your child then don’t hesitate to get external help. Make sure you recognize this early enough so that your child has a good head start.