This 3-page document closely emulates the new, January 2011 NYS English Regents Exam. The journal assignment requires that the students write 2 possible paragraph responses for question 27. As the Regents task is to write a paragraph on the authors use of element or technique, the students will use this as an opportunity for practice. The product includes the directions, an example, an outline for the response, and an interactive worksheet for creating a controlling idea/topic sentence. Assign your students to the task of writing these 2 entries while reading the play, Macbeth. Or, better yet, steal the idea and use it for another text. Good luck!