“I applied for a special new media program that the USC School of Cinematic Arts is holding over the summer and is sponsored and co-produced by YouTube/Google. I had to submit a 2 minute video and write two essays to be considered by YouTube and USC staff. I knew the video I submitted was good, but I was really nervous about the essays since those are so subjective in what they could be looking for exactly. One essay was ‘Describe the most emotional moment in your life.’ So I basically took the BMOC model I learned in your class and I applied it directly to the essay from a first-person perspective, and even with a 600 word maximum, I was able to pull it off pretty nicely. So after the acceptance consideration process, the verdict was–I got accepted as 1 of the 10 in the nation for the USC program, and it starts this Wednesday! I really appreciate how great your writing class was for me, I still want to continue to take more classes from you once this program ends. I’ll be looking for the email for the next class when this program is complete.