Writing an Article — 26
TIME: 60 minutes. Maximum: 25 points.
Today many people are raving about the virtue of ‘being yourself4. What does that mean? Are we really meant to be ourselves? You were asked to write the article entitled “Be Yourself!” to the school magazine. Your article must include:
- your explanation and interpretation what it means to ‘be yourself;
- one of these quotations and its interpretation relevant to the article:
‘To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment' (Ralph Waldo Emerson).
‘Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else' (Judy Garland).
‘To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on' (Dave Pelzer);
- an example from your own experience;
- the words PRETEND, REVEAL, ATTRIBUTE. The form of the words can be changed.
Write 250–300 words. The title ‘Be Yourself is not counted.