Free Write: The Galapagos Expedition

The Galapagos Expedition Map

The Galapagos Expedition Map | National Geographic

Today you will fly from the country of Ecuador to Baltra Island, the Galapagos. This will begin your expedition of the nearby islands and its inhabitants. You love animals, especially reptiles, so this is a dream come true for you! Write about your expedition to the Galapagos Island beginning with a variation of this introduction:

This morning at 5 a.m. we took a taxi ride from our hotel room for a quick journey to the Guayaquil airport. My mom said that this airport is the closest point from Ecuador to the Galapagos Islands. We are in the waiting room, excited and ready to board the plane. Then my mind begins to wonder…

LEARN MORE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC THE GALAPAGOS 10 DAY EXPEDITION

LEARN MORE: GOOGLE STREET VIEW THE GALAPAGOS ISLAND

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A focused Free Write is a strategy intended to encourage ideas without concern for the conventional rules of writing. The goal is to make writing easier and more comfortable while speaking new ideas onto a page. Remember, free writing doesn’t mean to rush or create sloppy work on purpose. Follow these guidelines:

  1. Write nonstop for a set period of time (5–10 minutes). Let your ideas flow onto the paper.
  2. Ignore the urge to correct as you write, you can always come back and edit later.
  3. Write what you picture in your mind by using words that describe.
  4. Do not judge or censor what you are writing. Allow yourself to imagine.


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