In this writing assignment, students are asked to write a letter to their future self. They must give advice and set a goal for themselves in the letter. My entire freshmen curriculum is based around choices and how they affect ourselves and others, so this is a great start for them to think about what choices they want to make in the future.
This assignment helps students with letter formatting, addressing an envelope, and using sentence patterns.
You will be surprised at how many freshmen don't know how to format a letter or address an envelope, or maybe you won't.
*This writing assignment works best with freshmen but can be used with any grade.