Prompt #2

In our college essay we were to tell a story about something that has impacted us greatly. I chose to write about my friend Collin. Writing the essay helped me realize how valuable everything is and how much it is taken for granted. Since this was a college essay I tried to pay close attention to all my grammar and punctuation. Which is still something I need to work on at this age. I didn’t do much researching on this subject other than figuring out the current population of Good Thunder. Gaining these skills will certainly help me if I want to pursue writing when I am older. There is still a lot I must work on to get anywhere near good, but I am willing to try. When we wrote this paper it was over homecoming week, which already makes it hard to concentrate with all the excitement. Then suddenly something changed. I had lost my dad. 2aa1b96de3efdcc7cc0fc999b6da7cea6e5c7142cabef586b396ba080f4f588f_3

This certainly was not an easy thing to go through, and it still is not. But at the time of this I decided to throw myself into the writing of my essay. Writing about life and how priceless it is and writing about someone else who I loved who had also passed away.  Inside Out was actually the last movie I saw with my dad which is why I chose this quote. To write a good paper I learned you need to show emotion, to reveal little things about yourself in small ways. With this in mind I believe I can become a great writer. Ann Handley wrote on her blog “Words matter. Your words (what you say) and style (how you say it) are your most cherished (and undervalued) assets.” Ann’s Good Writing Tips People as the author of any type of writing are in control of how good it is, but not how it’s perceived. A good way to try to get the outcome you want is to do exactly that in which she says words matter. Make your words matter. Making what you have to say important and getting that across to other people is one thing I will hold onto as long as I’m writing whether it be for a letter to my grandma,or a college submission essay.

Prompt #1

Throughout this year I tried very hard to always meet the expectations of my teacher and the tasks themselves. I love creative writing and I believe I am rather good at it. There is always going to be things people are intersted in more than others, and for me this year L really enjoyed the college essay. I got to talk about one of the biggest impacts I have ever encountered and share it with others. To help me write this essay was one of his favorite songs.

Listening to this song on repeat when I wrote this essay really put me in a good mindset about what I was doing. In my college essay I wrote “I tried to make everything as special as possible but those planned moments will never amount to the ones unplanned.”(College Essay) This is true to every aspect of life even school. My favorite things I made this year were the things that I also thought I would hate. Another quote I love is by Dr. Seuss “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”


I love this because its saying you have every choice in the world to do what you’d like and to be the person you want to be. Just being yourself is a main thing I connected with this semester and finding my voice in writing through these projects.

Why Voice Is Important

Infographic Do’s & Dont’s


  • Too opinionated
  • No consistancy in any aspect
  • poor grammar and punctuation
  • vaugeness
  • write too much (paragraphs on paragraphs)




  • have things stand out – keep it exciting
  • good layout
  • relevant information
  • include citations to what you’ve reserched
  • reliable sources and information used