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09/04/2019

Help!!!!!!! I have to write a 500 word essay?

QUESTION
Help!!!!!!! I have to write a 500 word essay?
ok so i just started high school and i have to write an inaugural address like Obama’s and i have no idea how to start it. any ideas???

ANSWER
First, don’t worry. 500 words is not a lot to write.

List how the country has been
List you idea of how the country will change and be in the future under your leadership.
Pick no more than three from each list and this is the foundation for your speech.

The address is not about policies, the details of what you will do, but a big picture, general direction for the country under your leadership. It should inspire the nation.

Write it in your way and your style. Write the address as you would say it if YOU were president, not if you were Obama, Kennedy, Roosevelt, Regan or any other past President.

This page have lots of good advice on writing an inaugral address.
http://www.brookings.edu/articles/2009/0116_transition_inauguralspeech_hess.aspx