What makes people give up?
It’s disheartening, because you want people to get it. You want to help.
So what goes wrong?
Well, this story might help. I used to teach literacy skills to young people who had missed years of schooling. For some, writing more than two sentences was an achievement.
One day, Jess (not her real name) proudly gave me ten lines of writing – with no punctuation. To encourage her progress, I suggested she make it even better with some full stops.