As writers, it is often difficult to think of how to start. Whether it be an essay or everyone’s favorite, a literacy narrative, there are many ways to get going.
When I am faced with beginning a new writing project I find I have to also start thinking about who my audience is and what will appeal to them on top of what I am trying to say. Who your audience is, and what would appeal to them, can be one of the hardest questions writers have to answer. Luckily, for most of the First Year Writing projects, your audience has been predetermined as your classmates and professor. Unluckily, if this is your first time writing an essay that does not conform to the 5 paragraph format, knowing how to appeal to your classmates and professor can still be very difficult.