Share a personal anecdote about yourself with your classmates about a lesson learned, your personal credo, a memorable day, an embarrassing moment, or a funny incident. Since anecdotes should be brief, keep your anecdote to no more than 350 words. Use active verbs (i.e., raced, dabbled, screeched, stumbled, ranted, laughed, etc.) instead of passive verbs (i.e., was laughing, were singing, became, seemed to be, etc.).