Read both of the following prompts. Write a response to one of them. Your essay should be
1 pages long. Make sure to stay within the 35-minute time limit, starting now.
- Every friendship has a beginning, and many friendships have endings—perhaps because a friend moves away, perhaps because of a quarrel, or perhaps for other reasons. Recall a time when you either made a new friend or lost an old friend. Tell the reader about the event, using vivid language to make the reader see, hear, and understand who the friend was, why the event happened, and what the event meant to you.
- Many teens want to do something good for their communities, even though many of them are not sure exactly what to do. Some people have suggested that all teens should be required to perform 60 hours of community service by the time they are 18 years old. Do you think this is a good idea or not? Write an essay stating and defending your position. Use reasons and evidence to support your view.