ivygirl22 2 / 12 Dec 28, 2010 #1I HAVE TO TURN THIS IN BY DEC 29TH MIDNIGHT BECAUSE I WONT HAVE TIME AFTER THAT!!!PLEASE HELP ME IMPROVE THIS!!!PROMPT: what is your favorite word and whyMy heart pounded with anxiety and excitement as I approached to the stage to accept my award for the first place essay. All year, my teachers had alluded to this essay and I was determined to be that student from the entire grade to win this award in front of everyone. As the deadline approached, I continued to work harder and polish my essay as much as I could. This, however, was only because of determination - my favorite word. From that day on, I strongly believe that it is through determination that a person can achieve their goal. Whether I was determined to write an essay, beat a friend while playing chess, or even determined to experience something new. Determination allows individuals like me to persevere in order to achieve what they desire.