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The 11-Minute Essay. STEP 1 You will be writing on the following prompt: Discuss a time when you felt pressure from others to participate in an activity.

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1 The 11-Minute Essay

2 STEP 1 You will be writing on the following prompt: Discuss a time when you felt pressure from others to participate in an activity that you didn’t want to do.

3 STEP 2 Brainstorm and write for ONE minute to answer the question: What does it mean?

4 STEP 3 Take a breath and start a new paragraph. Brainstorm and write for THREE minutes answering the question: How do you know that’s true?

5 STEP 4 Take a breath and start a new paragraph. Brainstorm and write for THREE minutes about a movie that also proves the idea. Use the name of the movie as you write about it.

6 STEP 5 Take a breath and start a new paragraph. Brainstorm and write for THREE minutes about how the idea has been proven true in your life experiences.

7 STEP 6 Take a breath and start a new paragraph. Brainstorm and write for ONE minute about one question that remains after all that you’ve written. Start with “I think” or “I wonder” or “Maybe, though.

8 STEP 7 Re-read your essay If there is a paragraph that is weak, cross it out... It will only make your essay stronger.


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