Write down an important goal you would like to achieve over the next ten years. Brainstorm a list of actions you need to take to make your goal. Decide when you should take each action and place it on a timeline.
Select one of the following statements and rewrite it descriptively, showing it instead of telling it. In other words, paint a picture with words. Be sure to appeal to the reader’s senses: * The crowd cheered loudly
* The room is a mess
* The meal smelled delicious
What is your definition of beauty? Write a definition for “beauty” and provide several examples to illustrate your meaning.
Do you feel that violent video games are having a negative effect on kids? Write a persuasive essay on this topic. Be sure to support your position.
Pretend you are a little league coach who is concerned about the poor sportsmanship shown by some parents of players. Write a letter to your players parents persuading them to tone down their responses at the games.
Write a letter to someone who can help save the environment. Express your feelings about pollution and persuade the person to take steps to stop it. You might write to a manager of a manufacturing company, an official of an environmental group, or a government leader.
Make the longest list you can of ways to drive your mom ( or your teacher) crazy.
If you could spend a day with anyone from history who would it be? What questions would you ask them? What advice would you give them? How would you spend your day together?
What would you do if you were in the middle of a lake and your boat began to leak?
What is your idea of a boring day? Beginning when you wake up, describe in detail the most dull day that you can think of.
What would happen if you grew taller than a tree? How would...