"During this session, I helped her complete her Pop love song and A Midsummer Night's Dream comparison writing assignment. She did a nice job revising her first paragraph by providing more in depth analyses for her quotes. She was still struggling, however, with providing an analysis for a particular song lyric. She found the lyric obvious and difficult to analyze. I showed her the importance of looking at a text as a whole and seeing where the particular quote she is analyzing fits into the text and how that quote effects the overall meaning of the text. Through some prompting on my part, she was able to identify the fact that the speaker was ostensibly renaming herself by likening herself to a fool. Thus, the speaker is overpowered by her lover to the point of not being able to recognize herself, lending to the theme of insanity's close connection to love. We then spent the remainder of the session analyzing her second paragraph. We did not have time to work on her final paragraph, so she had to complete her last comparison on her own. She did, however, e-mail me a copy of her completed assignment, and her final paragraph demonstrated a more informed analysis of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Her final draft showed that her analytical and close-reading abilities are growing. As stated in our last session notes, I think she found this assignment particularly challenging because of the mature themes of love she had to analyze. For her second paragraph, we had to revise her argument and analysis because both were flawed. I had to do a lot of prompting during this session to help her understand the contradictions of Shakespeare's characters, however, she was able to grasp the themes of each text more easily. I told her the importance of writing many drafts and that, as a writer, she will rarely write the perfect sentence on her first attempt. I emphasized that writing is a process that often times requires multiple drafts. Overall, she is growing tremendously as a writer and at a rapid rate. She is an advanced writer for her age, and I am confident that, over time, she will learn the importance of writing multiple drafts before she achieves her best work."