Thursday, September 30, 2010

Writing Your First Draft

Prior to writing your first draft, do some brainstorming. Sit down with a blank piece of paper and jot down the names of people or books that inspired you. Mention early influences that led you to your goal. Give some thought to significant events in your life and what you have learned about yourself through these events. Are there beliefs or causes for which you have a passion? Where do you expect to be in five or ten years and what do you envision yourself doing? Be specific in your writing--include details and funny stories.

1 comment:

TChason said...

I am working on my FIRST paragraph, and though that I had it down pretty good. BUT, if we are to include all of this information in the "first" paragraph, it leaves little for the rest of the essay. Please advise?