Seniors, how go your essays? If you’re struggling a little, we have an exercise we’ve found to be particularly effective for students whether they’re just starting or working on that fourth or fifth supplement! It’s one of our favorite writing prompts and one we often use when working with students in essay workshops: making a list.
FULL YEAR: Monthly Bell Ringer Journal Writing Prompts
Start your classes off with some engaging, creative and thought-provoking writing prompts! This FULL YEAR (35+ weeks) of writing prompts are a great way to establish routine in your classroom. Each page includes a section for teacher evaluation/comments, and each day of the week has a different topic/theme for every month.
Seniors, last week we offered you a writing exercise to help get you started on your essays -- though we hope that you already have made some headway! Here's what you need to remember as you continue: the real topic is you. Whatever the essay is about on the surface, colleges care what the essay says about you. If you're still looking for the words that put you onto paper, here are some helpful hints: