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Assignment #3

Connect To Your Story. 

Write a mini-story about a specific time-place-event that captures the essence of your three chosen words from Assignment 2. Here's the challenge: don't include the words in your story.

First, review the concept of “show, don’t tell.”

Show, don't tell. Let’s say you choose the word "motivated" and you want to convey the idea that you’re motivated to succeed in life. So you decide to write:

“I am motivated to succeed in life.”


That is an example of telling. It works as bullet-point for an outline, but you don't want to write a polished college essay with that kind of sentence.

Instead, think about how you can communicate the core idea by showing how and why you are “motivated to succeed in life.” Write a mini-story that conveys your idea.

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