Major life events like a new job, a new school, a new home, the birth of the sibling, or the death of someone we love can have a profound impact on us. Describe a major event in your life and what it taught you about your self or others.
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Many of our favorite memories are associated with food. Describe a memorable experience that took place while preparing or eating food.
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(adverb meaning to a greater degree than normal; unusually.)
Write a sentence in the Comments section below using the word "exceptionally."
Many schools like ours employ security guards and have installed security equipment such as video cameras and metal detectors in the building. In your opinion, how should security in public schools be handled? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Many of us spend hours in front of our computers and communicate more by e-mail or instant-messaging than in person. Some people believe that this is good because it helps shy people communicate more openly with others. Others believe that computer communication prevents us from developing interpersonal skills and limits our ability to have meaningful relationships with others. How do you feel about this issue? Use specific reasons and examples to support your position.
Ms. Brody is an ISS teacher at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn, NY.