Semester Exam/Gift of Writing

Semester Exam/Gift of Writing
When I taught creative writing, the semester exam was to give the gift of writing applying appropriate rhetorical strategies given the desired purpose and chosen audience. I modeled that prompt. Each year, I give graduating seniors an updated version of the poem I originally wrote in 2007 attaching it to a role of duct tape. Imagine what would happen if more semester exams included the prompt: Give the gift of…applying appropriate…Someone else just might benefit from the student’s learning.
To My Seniors