There is an old writing cliche you’ve probably heard before:

Write for your audience.

As a high school student in English class, I seemed to make the silly mistake of trying to follow that advice.

Sure… that’s great advice…

Assuming you know your audience well enough to write for them…

But being a high school student…

Believe it or not…

Most of these papers were written in a single sitting. It was virtually a single train of thought. I’d start it. 10-20 minutes later it would be finished.

And I’d want to read through it because it was such a fun premise.

That’s a sign you’ve written something awesome.

-Aaron

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My Big Stupid Screw Up In English Class

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That is the first piece of advice he gave to other students going to Harvard.

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