Matthew Cheung

Ten Seed Sentences

1. Once I was saturated with disgust because of how people treated each other because they were different. Now I am more assertive and I try to resolve issues between people.

2. When I had an important decision to make I chose Binghamton University instead of the University of Michigan because of economical and geological reasons.

3. Once I was unable to accept the fact that I had to leave my home. Now I am more calm and confident that I will be able to be independent.

4. During a seemingly insurmountable obstacle, I have learned that it’s best take a deep breath and regroup your thoughts until you have thought of a solution.

5. I used to call a place with bright lights, huge skyscrapers, and boisterous streets my home. Now I call a place surrounded by trees and a student community my home.

6. When I had to decide whether to confront my friend or not, I chose to put my foot down and to advise him to quit smoking. I saw how smoking had changed him to a different being, someone I didn’t approve of, and I longed for my old best friend.

7. The home I lived in served as a shell for my development, it helped me nurse me into who I am today. At the same time it kept me away from the world around me, shielding me to experiences that were vital to my development into adulthood.

8. Once I despised learning, the very thought of education did not attract my attention because of the monotonous memories that came to mind. Now I am more studious, I devote most of my time to my education because it will help me secure a stable income in the future.

9. When overwhelmed with feelings of sadness, I have learned it is never healthy to bottle it up. In order to overcome pain, you must admit it. The first step of healing is admittance.

10. Once I was naïve, and I never paid much attention much to professional sports. Now it has been habitual for me to check scores and statistics online almost every day. Although it seems like my worship is unhealthy, it gives me something to bond with my father.

Three revised sentences.

5. I used to call a place with bright lights, huge skyscrapers, and boisterous streets my home. Now I call a place surrounded by trees and a student community my home. I often find myself filled with nostalgia because I long for my previous home.

7. The home I lived in was like a double-sided blade. It served as a shell for my development and it helped me nurture me into who I am today. At the same time it kept me away from the world around me, shielding me to experiences that were vital to my development into adulthood.

9. When overwhelmed with feelings of sadness, no matter how excruciating, I have learned it is never healthy to bottle it up. Holding it in just make it that much more painful. In order to overcome pain, you must admit it because the first step of healing is admittance.