Please write about something you believe in; it does not have to be a big topic. It could be something as simple as “Children should have a bed time” or “Americans should all take naps in the middle of the day.” In your introduction paragraph, assert you

Guidelines:

Please write about something you believe in; it does not have to be a big topic. It could be something as simple as “Children should have a bed time” or “Americans should all take naps in the middle of the day.”

In your introduction paragraph, assert your thesis (your arguable statement).

In the paragraphs that follow, develop one main idea that supports your thesis per paragraph.

Give some attention to your nay-sayers; what might your nay-sayers argue, and how can you respond to their disagreement?

Finally, in your conclusion, avoid using absolutes (always, never, everyone, etc.); instead, conclude in a way that begs the reader to write you back. Conclude in a way that suggests more studies/more reasoning is needed.

The essay should be:

3-4 pages in length (which is 750 to 1,000 words)
12-point font in Times New Roman or Arial
In MLA manuscript format (double-spaced, etc. See Resource tab for more information)

 

 

GUIDELINES FOR REFLECTION

Please write a short (250-300 words–not including the questions) reflection about writing this essay. Be honest, detailed and thorough. Write your reflection as a list of answers to these questions below. (Use MLA manuscript form, as always.) Upload your reflection as a .docx file.

> How did you come up with your topic? Why did you decide on this subject?

> How did you come up with ideas for the body of the paper? (Brainstorming? Freewriting? Converstaion? Other?)

> How did you use the feedback you got from your peers to help revise your essay?

> What changes did you make between the rough and final drafts?

> What do you like best about the final draft? What do you still have doubts or concerns about?

> What was the biggest challenge in writing this paper? Was anything fun or surprising?

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