One assignment we have for our English class is having to write a column piece on any subject of our choice. Free will of subject, add your opinion, write personal or others' experiences.... sounds a bit familiar....
Some of my friends considered it a bit of an advantage that I already write in that kind of style on a regular basis - on here. As much as I am excited about this assignment, I'm still very nervous about it because writing my thoughts, opinion and experiences is something I do for fun. It's my hobby. I love it. Writing with barely any structure, as many grammar errors as I please and it's length varying incredibly.
Of having something I love doing.... marked. Given a grade on.
It's like a teacher standing behind you examining your gaming skills and giving you a grade, or being marked on the quality of your fb statuses or the relevance or your tweets or being given a grade on how well you paint nails or whatever it is you love doing.
It's all fun and games until you get a flimsy Achieved mark or worse yet... Not Achieved.
My writing is so personal. It's not business at ALL. I take all criticisms to the heart.
I'm having such a hard time deciding on a topic to write on. I have one chance to write something good to see if I'm good at writing... Maybe I shouldn't get so emotionally affected by a school grade. Or maybe I shouldn't doubt my writing...? Maybe.