My tenth-grade son, Devin, has always been a reluctant writer. No matter how much I tried to encourage him, he never felt that he had the ability to write well.
Devin’s first writing assignment was a personal narrative, an essay that is often required on college applications. In spite of his reluctance, he began watching the video lessons and submitting assignments.
With one-on-one guidance and constructive criticism from his instructor, Lily Iatridis, Devin has completed his personal narrative. And wow! It’s easy to see how much he has gained from having a professional writing teacher!
Here’s the beginning of his essay:
One of my favorite quotes is, “Don’t tell me the sky’s the limit when there’s footprints on the moon.” I believe that if you put your heart in it you can do just about anything. Everyone should be what they want to be in life. My name is Devin Hoch. I am going to tell you a little bit about who I am. [Read the entire essay here.]
Thanks to Lily and Essay Rock Star, Devin has gained confidence in his writing ability–and I consider that to be a success!