Sunday, September 14, 2008

Writing Prompts Fall Semester 2010

There is a prompt for each day, Monday through Thursday. The number of the prompt for the day will be posted on the classroom calendar as a reminder. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WRITING EVEN IF YOU ARE ABSENT. These should be submitted to me by email through gaggle. I will send you an email through the gaggle account and you may reply with your answers. Writing is due on Tuesdays. Prompts 1-14 are due September 21. 15-30 are due October 19, 31-45 due November 16, 46-61 are due Thursday, December 16. Due dates for 2011 will be posted soon.

1. What are the five best things about starting back to school? Why are they your favorites?

2. What are values? How do values influence character? Give examples.

3. What do you think are the most stressful situations you deal with? How do you handle this stress?

4. Define courage. Write about something you think it would take courage to do.

5. What are your plans after high school? Be specific; give details.

6. What goals have you set for yourself for the next ten years?

7. How can you make a positive influence in the lives of others?

8. Friends are people you can be quiet with. --Anonymous
What do you think this means? Respond.

9. "Everything changes once you say it out loud." What do you think this means? Give an example of a situation that was affected by something said out loud. What do you think would have happened if it had been left unsaid?

10. Describe someone you know that makes the most of life. What qualities do you admire in this person?

11. What can you do as a student to ensure a good environment for learning? Are you doing your best?

12. If you could meet any former President of the United States and sit down and talk for a while, who would you select, and what would you want to talk about?

13. You only have 30 minutes to evacuate your home. What would you save, and why?

14. What state would you most like to visit and why?

15. What state would you least like to visit? Why not?

16. Fall is officially here. Tell me your seven favorite things about autumn, and your three least favorite things about the season.

17.If you were given the choice of a million dollars or doubling a penny a day for a year, which would you choose? Give reasons for your selection.

18. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% what you do with what happens to you. --Anonymous

19. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear. --Socrates

20. To know when you have enough is to be rich. --Lao-Tse

21. Big results require big ambitions. --James Champy

22. The beginning is always today. --Mary Wollstonecraft

23. Folks will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog. --Charles F. Duran

24. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. --Greg Anderson

25. Nothing is worth more than this day. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

26. Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. --John Barrymore

27. Desire is the key to motivation. --Mario Andretti

28. The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. --Anonymous

29. Everyone has a "best" friend during each stage of life-only a precious few have the same one. --Anonymous

30. Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. --Peter F. Drucker

31. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. --Winston Churchill

32. High expectations are the key to everything. --Sam Walton

33. Don't just be good, be good for something. --Anonymous

34. A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. --Anonymous

35. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. --Sally Berger

36. Laughter is an instant vacation. -Milton Berle

37. If you don't like something change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it! --Anonymous

38. There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend. --Katherine Hathaway

39. True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. --John w. Gardner

40. Life is largely a matter of expectation. --Horace

41 Within our dreams and our aspirations we find our opportunities. --Sue Atchley Ebaugh

42. The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. --Ellen Parr

43. There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. --Marguerite Gardiner Blessington

44. Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. --Aristotle

45. All great achievements require time. --David J. Schwartz

46. Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. --Abraham Lincoln

47. Make the most of yourself-for that is all there is of you. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

48. Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. --Paul Bryant

49. If you could have been any person from history, who would you have been and why?

50. When you were six years old, who was your very favorite family member? What made that person so special to you?

51. Describe your personal style. How do you dress to show it? What do you consider when you go shopping?

52. Your clothes speak even before you do. --Jacqueline Murray

53. Fashions can be bought. Style one must possess. -Edna Woolman Chase

54. Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly. --Epicetus

55. The body says what words cannot. -Martha Graham

56. What really matters is what you do with what you have. --Shirley Lord

57. No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back. --Turkish proverb

58. Proverbs are short sentences drawn from long experience. --Anonymous

59. Some people strengthen others just by being the kind of people they are. --John M. Gardiner

60. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better. --John Updike

61. Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. -Greek proverb

62. Those who look for beauty, find it. --Anonymous

63. Believe that you have it, and you have it. --Anonymous

64. The difference between style and fashion is quality. --Giorgio Armani

65. Time flies whether you're having fun or not. -Anonymous

66. Appearance rules the world. --Friedrich von Schiller

67. Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. --Aeschylus

68. One good wish changes nothing. One good decision changes everything. --Anonymous

69. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. --ee cummings

70. A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should. -Anonymous


starr said...

Do we post them here or write them on paper??

SLHS Fashionista said...

I prefer for them to be answered through email on the gaggle account.