Using a subject-by-subject approach, define and illustrate an ideal that you hold, and then contrast that ideal with a experience that you have had.
Narrate the specific events of an experience from which you learned that “death is stronger than I am.”
Write a narrative account of your experience of the death of an animal, using specific details to show your readers why this death was significant to you.
Write a first-person narration about a storm that you have experienced, emphasizing not only the details of what happened but also your responses to the experience.
Narrate an actual (or perhaps imagined experience) where circumstances made it necessary for you to be involved in a particular activity that you had always loathed.
Write a description of a scene or an event where something significant that you did not understand was explained to you so that the whole experience became more meaningful.
Describe your first experience with death. Was it with a family member? Pet?
Share a recent embarrassing experience. What happened?
Describe an experience in which you misjudged someone or were misled by someone’s attractiveness.
Most of us have been afraid of the dark at one time or another. Think of a time when you or someone you know felt frightened in the dark. Describe the experience, explaining how the person dealt with the terror.
Describe the most frightening experience you ever had. What was the cause of your fear?
Sometimes we feel so angry or frustrated, so helpless or desperate that we lose all caution and restraint. Describe such an experience of your own or of someone you know.
What advice would you give to a friend who you felt was making a hasty or unwise decision? What is your experience of the kind of advice adults tend to give teenagers about falling in love?
Frequently humour is developed around dull-witted characters who do not understand what is going on. Give an account of such a situation either from experience or from a television program or movie you have seen.