You will compose a 750-1000 word essay (3-4 pages, typed and stapled, double-spaced, font Times New Roman 12) in which you explore an event or experience. Concentrate on creating a personal reflection that speaks to be shared by your readers. For instance, rather than simply recounting an embarrassing childhood moment, use that moment to explore issues of insecurity, peer pressure or teacher/student relationships.
As you work, be selective in the information you choose to include. You can use a single event or a limited number of events, but include episodes that illustrate larger themes. You will include details and the elements of narrative to engage the interest of your reader and bring the moment to life. Remember that you are writing the story of a significant moment in your life told from a mature, reflective standpoint.