Now how should I start this essay? I always have known that I should start with a strong opening sentence and a good thesis statement. That always helped on other writing assignments. It’s pretty cool that my first English assignment is asking me to write about the way I write, but I didn’t think that it was gonna be this tough to start working on. I mean, having a disability like Asperger’s Syndrome really makes can make certain assignments harder for me as it is. But usually I didn’t need help with these kinds of assignments. If I am writing about myself, I always did much better because I always knew what I was like as a person. But here, I really do have to do more thinking than I did in a typical high school assignment.
Sometimes I feel like I shouldn’t even be here in college because of how hard schoolwork can be for me. But I’ve always wanted to work as a professional actor, director, playwright, and possibly more. And with those kind of goals, I know that I’m gonna need a college degree of some kind. It’s good I actually did well enough in high school to get into college. I guess that must say something about me. I guess that it’s a bit ironic that my first college essay is asking me to describe my writing process, considering how that is exactly what is challenging for me. I feel like I kinda already talked about this with my mom when I was sending her emails last week.
(Switch to other desk, where Anthony is talking to his mom. Anthony is writing a letter to his mom.)