This 6-page document is practice for Part 3 of the New NYS Common Core English Regents. The document includes a college commencement speech for Vassar College by Stephen King. Included with the speech itself is a pre-reading and post-reading set of questions to help focus the student for the writing task. The document finishes with a writing task similar to the Common Core Regents Part 3 and a suggested outline for writing it. Please note that this is not a lesson or study guide. It also doesn't include information on the literary value in King's speech. Thanks for your interest.