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SOLSC: A Visit: The Conclusion - 22/31

The Slice of Life Story Challenge 
is hosted by the Two Writing Teachers.

A Visit: The Conclusion
     Part 1  -  Part 2  -  Part 3

I read her twelve page research paper many times over.  I thought to myself, "I didn't have to write anything like this until I was in college!"  Overall, I was impressed.  She did it.  She was able to thoroughly defend her thesis with evidence supported from her research.  My fingers are crossed that her teachers agree!

Thursday, March 17, 2011
10:50 pm
Email Inbox
Re: Thank you!

Thank you so much for all your help today. I'm sorry that it was last minute, but you really helped a lot and I greatly appreciate it!  I just finished and it feels great.  

Of course, I wanted to include you.  After all, you're where I got my start :) And I will definitely include you in my future college apps and essays. 

Again, thank you so much for everything! You're the greatest!  :)  You know I will keep in touch, I always do!


  1. And that's the reason we do the things we do for students--the sincere thank-you. That appreciation for someone who went above and beyond to help. You have obviously meant a great deal to this student.

  2. How sweet! It must mean SO much to have her value your opinion.

  3. I love her words "after all, you're where I got my start." Notes like this mean so much. Sniff! :)

  4. It's quite a special gift you were given, & you helped her one more time! She has a mentor in you, maybe for a long, long time. I really liked these installments, anticipating what was going to happen next.


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