write about the advantages/disadvantages of going straight to college after high school
Try writing down some ideas for the following prompt. You can try brainstorming (making a list of words/phrases, maybe one list for ‘college’ and one list for ‘job’) or you can try freewriting, or writing your ideas in the form of a letter:
Your niece or nephew is finishing high school soon and is thinking about getting a job instead of going to college. You would prefer to see them give college a try. Write them a letter in which you compare and contrast the advantages or disadvantages of each course of action. You may want to write about the advantages/disadvantages of going straight to college after high school, or about the advantages/disadvantages of getting a job right away.
For this pre-writing, you just need to turn in some ideas; don’t worry about spelling, grammar, punctuation yet; don’t even worry about whether these ideas are good or not. Just take some time to practice getting ideas for this potential topic.