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Academic Writing I
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15 September 2009
A Town Named Boring
Our hometown is where our roots lie; that is where our ancestors were born. Our roots lie in a modest town called Bernardsville, Somerset County, New Jersey. Nestled in the heart of New Jersey, “Somerset County is one of the fourth wealthiest counties in the country” (“Somerset”). What is there to do in this desolated town called Bernardsville? Absolutely nothing! It has its positive and negative aspects. One positive thing about Bernardsville is that it has beautiful neighborhoods/scenery, a great school system, and excellent shops. Although it is a fine place to raise a family, it is not a good place for teenagers to grow up because of its lack of fun activities. Most people who come to Bernardsville look forward to raising a family because of its children friendly atmosphere. Young children enjoy the area because of its wide variety of recreational activities. A young boy who enjoys sports would join the baseball/football little league. A young girl who wants to learn ballet would go to a dance studio. A positive aspect about Bernardsville is that it has an exceptional school system, which attracts families to move here, because of its outstanding curriculum. A few well known people have graduated from Bernardsville High school, such as “Meryl Streep, Academy Award winning actress” (“Bernards”). The school system has very friendly and knowledgeable teachers, which gives parents an affirmative reassurance for their children’s future education. Young families appreciate the fact that Bernardsville has no crime. The very low crime rate makes Bernardsville a friendly safe neighborhood, attracting many people to live here. Though families enjoy living in Bernardsville, a negative aspect about the town is that it is not satisfactory for teenagers because of its boring atmosphere and lack of fun activities. In order to have fun, teenagers have to travel to another town. If a...
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