I recently awarded an A grade to a piece of descriptive writing that opened with the following phrase:
Last week, in a galaxy not too far, far away from junction 7 of the A3…
This student shunned the drab opening sentences, replete with the terminology of the question, adopted by most of his peers and decided to kick-off with an allusion. A Star Wars allusion.
Now, this allusion to Star Wars tells me a lot about this kid:
This kid cares about his audience. He knew that I, as an adult marker, would understand the cultural reference he was making and in making it, he…
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