What has been your favorite piece of writing you’ve ever done and why? Not necessarily in college and not necessarily for a class (though falling into either category is totally okay too)… just plain and simple, what and why?
For me, I think it was a writing piece I wrote about my siblings for my 325 class. I wrote it over the most recent summer term and I think what makes it my favorite are, well, a few things. The topic itself was fairly broad (something like “something in the past that happened over a long period of time”), which helped because I could pretty much pick anything. I also chose a topic I felt very strongly about – not just in general, but in that specific moment in time. Finally, I put a lot of work into the re-writing and felt the final product wasn’t unfinished in any way.
So, in short, it was a meaningful essay that meant a lot to me personally.
What’s interesting, however, is that my second-favorite essay I’ve written is likely my Biochem 352 research essay for basically reasons that are entirely opposite the ones above. The short version is: it made me feel incredibly smart when I was finished, because I’d pulled off an assignment I thought I’d bomb.
So again, I’m curious, what is your favorite piece of writing and why? Any writing, any reason.