[Taken from its original source at http://mrwilkoff.blogspot.com/2005/04/reason-for-blog.html]
This blog has been set up for the special purpose of posting the essays of Mr. Wilkoff’s 2004-2005 classes. Mr. Wilkoff’s students have been working on perfecting the art of essay writing in their 7th grade year. They have learned all about start me up sentences, thesis statements, creating mountains of details, and golden conclusions. These students have created their own topics and written brilliant essays on these topics. The essays which will be posted below will be answering one of the following questions:
Core 1’s Top 5 Topics:
1. What would it be like (or what is it like) to have only one parent?
2. Do agree with this statement: “Live everyday like it is your last day?” Why or why not?
3. How would you go about creating world peace?
4. If you could do anything in the school for one day, what would it be?
5. If you could go back in time and change the past, would you? Why or why not?
Core 2’s Top 5 Topics:
1. Do you believe that, “Everything happens for a reason?” Why or why not?
2. If you could change yourself, would you? Why or why not?
3. Do you believe in miracles? Why or why not?
4. Should you choose your role-models (or those you compare yourself with) wisely? Why or why not?
5. Why do people fight?
Core 3’s Top 5 Topics:
1. Is basketball the greatest/best sport? Why or why not?
2. How do you know who is really in control of your life?
3. Have you ever been caught doing something you weren’t supposed to be doing? How did you react to being caught?
4. Why do meatballs taste so good?
5. What is your solution for the tuber on a butter smooth lake?
Core 4’s Top 5 Topics:
1. Do you believe in Angels? Why or why not?
2. Why should or shouldn’t sports be a part of your life?
3. Does your past affect your future? Why or why not?
4. Why are we afraid of what we don’t understand?
5. Is it important to fall in love? Why or why not?
Each essay will be posted with the intent of other students commenting on it. This will allow the class to share ideas in a new and anonymous way. So sit back and enjoy the best 7th grade essays of all time.