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Your final writing project is called a live-in. Broadly speaking, this requires that you spend some time at a particular place and write about it. For instance, you could spend the night in the emergency room of a hospital, or ride around with a cop as she patrols her beat. Or you could spend some time at a homeless shelter, a soup kitchen, a grade school classroom, an AIDS hospice or a nursing home. The point is to choose an environment that is challenging, one that you're not used to and that might even make you a bit uncomfortable. This story will require very thorough reporting. You'll need to spend a fair bit of time at the place you've chosen, interviewing people, taking down descriptions of the setting, getting a feel for the mood and atmosphere. A couple of hours won't be enough. You're going to write a story (four pages MINIMUM) that aims to give readers a real feel for the place and the people who work or live there. And remember, while this is a story about a place, it is, like all feature stories, really a story about people - the people you find in this place. Within two weeks, give me a note describing where you'd like to do your live-in.