20 Compare/Contrast Essay Freewrite #1

The idea of freewriting is to simply write without stopping to edit or structure your composition. I would ask that you follow this same logic in creating your freewrite here. I am going to post two prompts and I would like you to write to one of them. Try to disregard (or move past) any spelling, grammar, and/or mechanical issues when writing a freewrite. You also need not paragraph or structure this. Just simply write and keep writing. It’s bound to have some of these same issues, but you might be surprised how your ideas flow more easily and any freewrites you do are designed to help you potentially find a topic for the essay unit. That said, please write (over a 10 minute period) to one of the following:

  1. Think of a time you had to make a decision, or some decision you’ll have to make, in relation to some important aspect of your life. This may be a decision you had to make about which college(s) to attend, which college(s) you’ll attend after here, which major(s)/career(s) you have or will consider, and/or other areas of your life you consider critical to your future. What was the decision you had or will have to make? What went into, or will go into, you decision?  What was the outcome, or what do you expect the outcome to be?
  2. You have been at college for a month or so, or presumably at least less than a year. Reflect on what you expected college to be like and how your experiences have, in part, differed from those expectations. Have most of your expectations been met? Only some of them? Is there one important difference that is bothering you?

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