Monday, April 25, 2011
There is nothing I like more than arriving at a final to find an essay question; but especially an essay questiong that says something like: "Why is (subject of class) important to you?" or "How does your favorite work of American poetry figure in larger worldview?" I can say whatever I want. I can write to my heart's content. There's no stipulations. No length requirements. It's wonderful. Those open-ended questions are the best. What's the earliest thing you remember? Where do you come from? Who's the one person who's most affected your life? Open-ended questions; they prompt all the best writing.