Let’s compare two blog posts from the same prompt:
This was the prompt: What’s one opportunity you have now that you have not taken? Is it the ability to try something new, take an online or college class, go out for a team/club/activity? Or is it something less concrete? Tell me all about it. What’s been holding you back from stepping through the door that opportunity is presenting you?
“one oppertunity i had that i didn’t take was National Honors Society. i shoulda done it my junior year, this year it woulda been pointless tho cuz i wouldn’t have been able to use it on any scholarships. last year I was 2 lazy to fill out the paperwork is why I din’t do it. at least I didn’t have to be in the NHS SRB though.”
“I am incredibly fortunate to have really supportive parents. They have let me do anything and everything that I have wanted to try (with the exception of Girl Scouts) in my entire life. From ballet and gymnastics to FFA and soccer they have always been on the sidelines cheering as loud as they could. The fact that they are always there is amazing considering the fact that they both wish that my main focus would involve the 4 legged creature living in the barn. The opportunities that I have to excel in rodeo and 4-H are endless. My parents would be 100% willing to pay hundreds of dollars for clinics and new equipment. However, I haven’t really taken advantage of the opportunity. I absolutely love riding, and competing but I have always known that I wouldn’t compete in college or anything like that. If there was an way that I could spend as much time with my horse as I do for soccer I would love it, but it simply not possible. Nevertheless I hope to be involved in the equine world forever, I couldn’t imagine my life without it.”
In comparing these two posts you’ll notice one is very brief and has several spelling or grammatical errors.