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Essay Genre

Literacy Memoir

Instructor's Note

This essay is an example of a Literacy Memoir. The instructor asked Aubrey and her classmates to write an essay that explored how a literacy event made a lasting impact on the writer’s life. Often times a school assignment becomes more meaningful than we could ever have imagined. How does Aubrey’s high school composition assignment allow her to discover important ideas about herself, her goals in life, and her future? How do the two “desk” scenes that Aubrey represents in the essay demonstrate her maturing process to readers? Why might this personal essay have value for a reader?

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About the Author

Aubrey is a sophomore Psychology major from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She loves learning, especially through reading, and she collects lessons from the mentors in her life. Aubrey enjoys both long distance mission trips and local adventures in the great outdoors. Her highest priorities in life include her relationships with her Creator and with her loved ones.



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