-Choose a topic from your personal knowledge and experience. Remember that you must utilize your first hand experience to prove your

authority to write on a topic. Purely generalized and factual information is not acceptable.
-Write in your own words, from your perspective or point of view, using the pronoun ā€˜Iā€™
-Capture your reader attention with interesting introductory paragraph
-Use specific examples from your personal experience
-Use concrete or vivid words
-Use complete sentences, varying your sentence length and structure
-Use fully developed paragraphs, where each paragraph has only one main idea with enough supporting details to developed that idea

clearly and logically.