I discovered from a colleague that writing using only six words can be very effective. The book "Not Quite What I Was Planning" is a compilation of six-word memoirs of writers famous and obscure. I have always been a big fan of author William Zinsser. His book, "On Writing Well," is a must read for anyone who values good writing.
Recently, I asked our Middle School students to write "Your thoughts about your BHMS years. " What they produced was terrific. Here are a few:
1) BHMS has let me think independently
2) Fun and education for ten years
3) BHMS has given me long friendships
4) So many years so many memories
Here is a "New Yorker" article that speaks to this great concept in writing.