Does your child have poor grades in writing?
Does your child leave writing homework until the last moment?
Does your child not finish his writing homework?
Does your child’s school writing consist of a word or a phrase, not sentences or paragraphs?
Does your child balk at writing complete sentences?
Does your child’s teacher seldom require long written responses?
Are almost all tests multiple choice answers only?
Does your child show frustration, uncertainty or fear when writing?
Does your child’s teacher check only that the writing is done without offering feedback on the contents and execution?
Are your child’s writing assignments really grammar or editing assignments?
When your child writes, are the ideas illogical or incoherent?
When your child writes, are there many punctuation, grammar or word usage mistakes?
When your child writes, does he use general, vague vocabulary, not specific vocabulary?
All of these are signs of a weak writer, a student who is not practicing writing enough to become a proficient writer. If this is your child, he or she could benefit from one-on-one instruction from a qualified writing tutor.