This assignment was fun. It appealed to that part of me that wants to tell my story, even if no one wants to hear it. The hard part was deciding how to tell that story, where to focus, where to start. I ended up tacking an extra paragraph onto the end to answer the questions in the prompt, but I think that might have been the best paragraph. The lists were a great part of the assignment and could even have stood on their own as a separate assignment.
My advice to future students doing this assignment: think of a theme for your yawp before you start.