I also found the TED talks we watched inspiring. They also were about the power of story and tips you should use when writing or talking. It was very nice to learn these things and gain tips before we started our "I Believe" essay. I feel like i'm able to put myself more into things like this- something I hadn't even considered before- since I know how now.
Lastly thinking about what I believe, coming up with ideas, brainstorming and listening to other people's "I Believe" essays helped a lot with figuring out exactly how to put myself into my writing. You should include personal stories, relatable things and your true thoughts. You shouldn't sugar coat it but you shouldn't focus on the negative either- that way your readers stay more into it.
Overall this week I again found myself to grow as a writer and learned how to capture an audience. I continued to learn more about myself and have a fun time doing so.