Please write well-developed responses to the following prompts:
1. What is something that astonished you when you first came to the United States?
2. What is a subject that you find complex? Explain your response.
3. Write about a difficult situation that you have had to endure. Describe what you did to cope with this situation.
4. Classifying items help you see similarities and differences between complex things. Write a paragraph in which you classify something into two or more categories (for example, a good student/teacher/boss vs. a bad student/teacher/boss). Explain the characteristics of each group.