This I Believe Essay-Writing Guidelines

Writing an I Believe Essay requires a certain amount of introspection. You need to dig deep within yourself and find out what you believe in. This sounds simpler than it actually is. A lot of times people are not even aware that they have certain beliefs. It is only when some situation arises that they learn that they have such a belief. If you are not sure about your beliefs, try and make a list of your happiest moments in life. See if you can find some sort of pattern between all these moments. Most likely they will all relate to some common belief.

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8) Audio Recording: Since the original This I Believe essays are broadcast on the radio, I wanted to add an audio element to this essay. We have a classroom set of Chromebooks, and I needed a web based tool where students could record the essays, so I found ! I contacted them on twitter, and once I let them know I was an educator, they extended the audio length to 30 minutes instead of three minutes. Bingo! Bonus: Students can also do this on their cell phones using the Audioboo app. I had students record the essays, and then use the embed code to paste the recording into their blog posts. Just like the examples we read for the mentor texts.


Appendix B: How to write your own This I Believe essay --

This I Believe Essay-Writing Guidelines

In conjunction with the First Year Summer Reading Program, for which all entering students were asked to read This I Believe: Life Lessons, we are sponsoring a This I Believe essay contest this fall. The contest is open to all students.