Since people often ask what is age appropriate writing, I just asked my dd if I could have her permission to post her essay that she just turned in. This is the first essay she has ever written attempting to prove a thesis and using citations. I would have been happy with several of my other kids if they had produced something like this in mid-7th grade (just as a pt of reference. Every kid is in a different place.)   My evaluation with her was that it was wonderful. :D B/c this was a