We all love it when teachers put some thought into assignments, instead of asking for a boring old 5-paragraph paper. But unusual assignments can cause stress, too. A Sparkler writes:
Ok so, I have to do a creative writing assignment for my grade twelve english class and we have to pretend that we're drama crtics who were at Hamlet's play that night. We have to talk about our observations on the theatre, Hamlet's relationship with Ophelia that night and our observations on the king and him walking out, but I have no clue how to write a news article and make it interesting. I have no clue where to start and how to put quotes in from the play into my news article and make it interesting. Can you help?
You probably haven't written a lot of theater criticism, so you're tackling a genre for the first time, which is tough. In addition, you're trying to say something insightful about the characters and their relationships. It's a tall order. Fortunately, I have the