Monday, February 3, 2014

How Do I Brainstorm for a Personal Essay or a Reflective Essay?

This is a prompt to encourage ideas for a personal essay or reflective essay. A reflective essay looks back on something with different and sometimes judgmental eyes. It IS possible to write about one's past without being reflective. David Sedaris does so in "Snow Day" found HERE, where he makes no judgment calls on the incidents that occur.

Finish EACH of these two phrases twenty-five times. It's not necessary to rewrite the phrases each time, but handwriting the other part WILL help trigger memories better than typing.

The first time I
The last time I

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