Identify and reflect on an experience or several related experiences that had an impact on your life.

Identify and reflect on an experience or several related experiences that had an impact on your life. This specific experience could be one that forced you to think in a different way about yourself, about someone you know, about people in general, about your community, about the world—about something or someone in particular. While you may want to narrate the specific incident you write about, you should also look back at the experience and try to make sense of it from where you are now in your life. In other words, analyze this experience and try to arrive at some larger meaning, a meaning that goes beyond your own personal experience to speak to your readers’ experience. Also, it’s probably a good idea to keep your focus limited. Writing about a religious experience, for example, may be too big an issue for this paper.