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The most renowned author, printer, politician, political theorist, scientist, inventor, musician, satirist, diplomat and statesman hailed from a middle-class family, who failed to provide him with a formal education. His father, Josiah Franklin was a soap and candle maker but aspired to send Franklin to a school visited by the clergy. Being unable to gather fund for his studies, Benjamin had to discontinue formal education at the age of ten. The rest of his studies banked upon his voracious reading that enlightened him. He stepped into the professional world at the age of twelve when he served as an apprentice to his brother James, a printer. He started writing at the age of 15 under the pseudonym Mrs. Silence Dogood. Soon writings by Benjamin Franklin gained momentum and his identity was disclosed. Differences cropped up between his brother and him and he left behind his family for an independent livelihood in Philadelphia.

I used to write short stories when I was in high school, but then fell away from writing for awhile

The most renowned writing of Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac was published in 1733. This proved to be the threshold of his fame as a writer and continued hence forth. Franklin believed in a simple, clear and smooth way of communication and Benjamin Franklin writings portrayed his likings. Simplicity being the dominant characteristic of the writings by Benjamin Franklin attracted the not-so-educated readers of that age. He knew how to play with words and bring out the deep rooted satire even in difficult life situations. Many scholars point out at the fact that his writing’s lacked factual accuracy but his convincing style created a make-believe picture for the readers. Most of his writings had an objective style that allowed the readers to ignore the historical evidences. Being a learned person, he was open to all sorts of criticism. He not only pointed out the flaws of other contemporary writers but never retrieved from accept his own faults.


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My most important honors since tenth grade have been winning the Brown University Book Award for my skills in English, being named as a National Merit Semifinalist (Finalist status pending), winning the Journalism Education Association National Write-off Award of Excellence in the Editorial division at a national conference, being selected as a Semifinalist in the NCTE Writing Contest for my work in prose, being named as an Illinois State Scholar for my academic achievement in high school and my high A.C.T. scores, being selected to the Spanish Honor Society for my consistent success with the language in the classroom, being selected as the Student of the Month in the Foreign Language/Social Sciences division two years in a row for my success in those classes, and in a culminating event, being featured in Who’s Who Among American High School Students for my overall scholastic success.