This is a great tool to use at the beginning of the school year. It is a chance to get a sneak peek into your students' writing ability and imagination. You can also begin to set expectations of how much time is needed to respond to an essay prompt.
The first page has the instructions. Simply make a classroom set of the instructions. Use a permanent marker to number your classroom set. Establish the procedure that when students see this number, they CANNOT write on the document. Pages 2-3 should be photocopied front and back for all of your students so they can write the essay of their choice or the one you assign.