Why I Want to Write #1 by Hayley Ochsner
This is a very brief essay about a high school senior wanting to be a writer. She wants her voice to be heard. It's small but powerful.
Essay: 9 of 10
I liked it but it did leave me wanting more. I absolutely love the subtitle though of, "An essay inspired by an essay read out loud in my AP English class while I was halfway paying attention and doing my chemistry work a period before it was due."
Teachability: 9 of 10
This would be a nice jumping off point for a group of motivated writers. The last paragraph is very nice and the author could be talking about life rather than just her writing.