This portfolio writing assignment is intended to help you gather your ideas and prepare you for the readings ahead. Use the assignment to collect your ideas and contrast them with the ideas you find in the pages of the books you read. Submit the assignment at the end of the Speedback Lessons in one final portfolio.
Choose one of the following writing prompts for this lesson’s submission:
If you had a chance to start over and begin a new life on Mars, would you choose to go? If you could forget work, school, and your life here, would you do it? Are you ready to explore a new world? Why or why not?
Create a new world of your own. What elements would be familiar? What would be different? Justify your choices.