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Personal Essay

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If there's one thing you've had a lot of experience with at this point in your life, it's our class topic--education. You've been through at least twelve years of formal schooling, and you've probably had plenty of other life experiences that could be considered educational. This first piece is informal. Think of it as a chance to reflect on one of those experiences by writing about it.

The key question you'll answer is "How has this experience affected the way I think/feel about school or education?"

You're answering the key question for yourself and other members of our class. Think of this piece as your contribution to our conversation on the topic of education. Keep in mind the kinds of things your readers/classmates will understand already and what you'll need to explain and/or describe in greater detail.

Your goals as a writer include:

Strategies for completing the essay include these: