The discussion of ethics in Creative Nonfiction or Memoir can feel like a static list of “do’s” and “don’ts” with little way to engage students in the active and difficult decisions writers face as they try to portray real life on the page. I start my unit on ethics in creative nonfiction by having students read about ethical choices and then giving them this “Ethics Self-Quiz,” which I stress isn’t for a grade. I ask them to mark how they feel about various ethical choices along a continuum, rather than “yes or no,” which opens up a discussion about the gray areas in each specific situation, modeling the kind of decision-making writers go through. This usually also has the added benefit of connecting to coursework in other classes and allowing students to consider their own potential writing topics in light of the ethics discussion. I ask students to share their reactions and responses as we consider each entry, and students usually change or complicate their own responses when they hear other students’ reactions and concerns.