Keep the following in mind when you write your essay:
- Limit your essay to 350-500 words.
- Describe an event that shaped your beliefs or a person who inspired them.
- Avoid sermons and editorials—no soapbox declamations, please!
- Read more of the This I Believe essay-writing tips.
Andrea Kang's (Class of 2009) This I Believe essay. The Tacoma News Tribune re-posted it from its original posting so all of the comments are gone, but her essay is here.