Obituary Assignment

Obituary Assignment
For this assignment, you will write your own Obituary. If you are not familiar with obituaries, you can look in the
newspaper or search “obituaries” on a search engine. For your own obituary, please follow the guidelines below.
It must be more than 250 words in length.
o ONE EXCEPTION, if you wish, you may be creative and make it look like a newspaper page, but
it still must be more than 250 words.
Your obituary must include the following details:
o Assume you will live until you are at least 80 years old. Projecting into the future is a valuable
part of the exercise.
o What you did for a living/career
o Who were the important people in your life [spouse (if any), children (if any), friends, other
relatives, important work associates or partners)]
o What were your important accomplishments
o Include quotes from others (real people or imagined) saying what they thought of you.
o Write it in the 3rd person (as if someone else is writing about you)
o Be Creative!! Have fun with the assignment, but be sure to follow the instructions so you don't
lose points.
The point of this assignment is to think about the life you want to have, what you hope to have
accomplished and what you hope you will leave as a legacy. This is what you should have in your obituary
for this assignment.