Writing Challenge – Bonus Marks

writeCaught your eye with “Bonus Marks” didn’t I!?  Yep, thought so.  So yes, this will be for bonus marks, and yes, this is a hard challenge.  However, it is 100% possible for each and every one of you to accept and complete this challenge.  Nothing will be marked, but if you complete this challenge, then you will get 2% added on to your final mark.  So if you end with an 88%, by completing this challenge, your mark will be 90%.  Got it?  Get it? Good!  Now onto the good stuff…

To improve your writing skills, I’d like you to start your own journal or diary and write an entry every day from Monday – Friday.  Each entry can be about whatever you want/anything that comes to your mind.  I’m going to set the minimum amount of words per post to 150 words.  So that’s at least 150 words of anything you want to write about per day, from Monday – Friday.  I’d say that’s definitely doable.  I won’t be reading every single entry, but will be flipping through at the end of the year to make sure that you’ve completed this writing challenge.  This challenge is to help improve your writing skills and to hone in on your interests.

This will be a hard challenge.  There will be days when you get writer’s block.  There will be days when you have absolutely nothing to talk about or say.  Whatever tools you need to help you with this challenge, you can go for it.  Just obviously no plagiarizing (I think that’s a given), and no writing stuff down over and over again (like Bart Simpson in the beginning of the Simpsons).  This is to help you, so take your time writing in your journals, and try to make each one of high quality.

Some things you can write about are your experiences, your day, your goals, movies, music, what you ate, etc.  You can even use this challenge for food and exercise diaries.  You can write about what you ate that day and how it affects your health and body.  If you like writing poems, go ahead and write a different poem each day.  All I’m looking for is quality content – something that shows me you’ve put thought into each entry, and it’s not just a random babble of words.

So put yourself to the test and see if you can accomplish this challenge!  It gives you bonus marks and will help improve your writing.  Best of both worlds, am I right?

Oh, and one more thing – you cannot use a computer to type this out, you must write it in a notebook with your own hands.  Just to clarify.