36. Writing an Essay

Bradley was a typical "cool" guy. He was captain of the football team dating the head . He was rich, tall, and good-looking. He was the president of his high school. Bradley had problem. It was his grade in English. He 't write an essay to save his life. He trouble coming up with ideas.

Bradley's final English was supposed to be about his role model. wanted to write about his football coach. Bradley he couldn't do well by himself, so he the smartest student in class to help him. was going to pay Melody $10 an hour. invited Melody to his house.

"Okay Bradley, start an interesting sentence that's going to grab the 's attention." "How about 'Soccer is called football in countries'?" Bradley suggested. "But that has nothing to with your topic," Melody said. Bradley felt bad. ", don't feel bad. Coming up with hooks can challenging. Why don't you use a quote that coach said?" Melody suggested. Bradley thought that was good idea. His hook was "Football is an , not a game."