How Not To Write Titles: A Lesson From My Younger Self

This is my little brother's high school graduation. I apparently don't have any pictures of my own.

This is my little brother's high school graduation. I apparently don't have any pictures of my own.

It's graduation season! That means people are leaving high school and college and heading off to college or real life. I think we call this progress. My current graduation count is at 3, and one day I hope to be at 4. 

In the spirit of things, I went digging back through some old papers, and discovered a few things about myself.

The first is that I thought I was a much better writer than I actually was. Example: 

"Exiled for life. She trudged slowly away from the city, cape billowing out behind her. She felt empty. She reached up and loosened the knots holding her hair in place. The silky black strands danced around her face and poked her in the eyes. Her eyes darted up toward the sun; it was just past the edge of the trees. She had far to go before nightfall. Someone was watching her, she knew, and she trusted him. She hiked up the bottom of her cape and began to jog. The way it felt to run soothed her; it was as if she didn't move--the trees did."

Not sure I should admit to writing that, but...

This is a few days after I graduated with my Associate's degree. I didn't go to the ceremony. I liked the shirt but wasn't too keen on the sleeve style.

This is a few days after I graduated with my Associate's degree. I didn't go to the ceremony. I liked the shirt but wasn't too keen on the sleeve style.

Secondly, I learned that some of my papers were baaaaad. Professors must get some really terrible stuff to be giving me As on some of the things I wrote. 

Thirdly, I learned that some of my papers were surprisingly good. As in, "I wrote that?" 

Finally, I learned that I was terrible (TERRIBLE) at titles. Titles on papers can be fun, but they shouldn't be mysterious or vague or intriguing. They should explicitly state what is in the paper. Luckily, my professors didn't grade on titles.

So, for entertainment purposes, I have created a quiz. Can you guess what the topic of my paper was? If so, you are a genius. I didn't even know, and I wrote the things.  

And please, feel free to judge. :)

I'd love to hear about some of the things you've learned since college. Comment below!

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