English 125 was my first writing course at Michigan, and satisfied my freshman writing requirement. It was in that class that I wrote the essay I am most proud of: a 12-page tribute to my grandfather.
The essay was so much more than that, though. It was a trip down memory lane and a look into the future. It was inspired by my viewing of The Godfather: Part II, juxtaposing my life with that of my grandfather. And, I am currently adapting the essay into a screenplay for a movie I hope to direct one day.
This is the first time I have ever shared this publicly, but it is, in my opinion, the best example of my writing.
Here it is: The Summer of 2009 Enjoy!