Because one of our goals as writers is to be thoughtful about how our world-views, and the contexts and events that shape them, influence who we are, how we write, and what we write about, it will be helpful to consider and reflect on how a particular event has shaped your writing. The goals of this assignment, then, are to think through the influence of a particular context/event on some aspect of your writing. For this essay, select a context or a specific event that you think has had a significant impact on your writing and describe and critically reflect on that context in such a way that readers who have little experience with it can both understand the context and why you see it as significant to who you are as a writer. Some examples of contexts or events you might consider are: An experience with a teacher/coach, whether positive or negative; an assignment or assignments that had an impact on your writing; your parents’ position on education/writing; or a personal preference/experience that has shaped your idea of writing. In some cases, it may be more interesting to investigate how we think we do not fit easily with the expectations of us.