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Here’s a snippet with no dashes. Read it, then write a variation using your own ideas—but this time find a way to use dashes. Remember:

  • You use em dashes when you want to create impact
  • You can expand on a point in the middle or at the end of a sentence
  • You can use them to provide examples
  • You can use them to provide extra descriptive detail
  • You can take something to the next level
  • Or you can make an aside

The snippet is just a starting point; you can write what you want, so long as you use at least one em dash to create an effect.

I studied my face in the mirror and wondered what New Yorkers would think when they looked at me.

Write your variation here.