Creative Writing: 'Tuesdays With Morrie' By Mitch Albom

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Tuesdays with Robert
On my first day of school sophomore year, my English teacher assigned us a project that would last almost all year. I rolled my eyes and braced myself for information about a 300 page essay or a really long research project. Instead, he started reading to us. He was reading the book “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom. The book is about a man who reconnects with his favorite teacher who is terminally ill. Mitch interviews the professor every Tuesday until Morrie, his professor, dies. For the assignment, he wanted us to create our own version of the book. In the beginning, I was apprehensive, but since the project was a major part of my grade, I had no choice. I decided to do my project about my family friend, Robert Timmerman.
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The entire class and their “Morries” gathered together in a room at the library. All the students were all very nervous, we had spent almost six months on these projects, and we were about to show them to not only each other, but to the people we spent the last six months writing about. Our teacher told us to pick an excerpt to read from the book. When it was my turn, I chose to read the description that I wrote about who Robert was. I was nervous to read this in front of him, because I was worried he would not like it. While I was reading,I made eye contact with him. He was so focused and he looked as if he was enjoying himself. After I was done reading, I handed him the binder that contained the book. He was so thrilled. I could tell by the way his eyes crinkled when he smiled. I also realized that I was thrilled. Not thrilled that the project was over, but thrilled that I had accomplished what I set out to do.
I learned so much from Robert through this project, and I wasn’t expecting to. The Tuesdays with Morrie project turned out to be a great experience for the both of us. Through this project, I got to practice and enhance my writing skills, and I got to show my appreciation to Robert by giving him the book that I worked really hard

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