The Terror is the headline of a column in today’s New York Times that’s written by author and professor Junot Díaz.

You’ll want to read the whole piece, which is very short.

Here’s an excerpt:


I this his entire essay would be a good one for my students to read, followed by this writing prompt:

What is Professor Díaz saying about what fear does to us and how we should deal with it? Do you agree with him? To support your opinion, be sure to include specific examples drawn from your own experience, your observations of others, or any of your readings.

I’m adding this post to The Best Posts On Writing Instruction, where you can find other prompts I use.