Write an essay

What does it mean to you?

Directions:
Write an essay explaining the meaning something has to you.
Possible topics:
What does college mean to you?
What does home mean to you?
What does it mean to be an American?
What does it mean to be a boy/man? A girl/woman?
What does it mean to be human?
What does it mean to be a member of your generation?
Or think of something that has meaning to you and discuss it.
See schedule of essay assignments for due dates.

Requirements/Objectives:
•    Word count: 625 (insert word count at end of essay)
•    Patterns of Development: Definition (Also: Exemplification, Description, Comparison-Contrast, Cause-and-Effect Analysis, and/or others?)
•    Use the Essay Format example in Course Information
•    Attach Writer’s Report, including Purpose/Content Outline. See example in Course Information under Essay Format example.
•    Attach Mapping and Freewriting Exercise
•    Be free of Fatal Spelling and Grammar Errors

Our 12-Step Program:

Step 1: Choose a topic.

Step 2: Freewrite.

Step 3: Map.

Step 4: Shape your essay. Google “Patterns of Development” for help in organizing your pattern of development.

Step 5: Answer the questions: 10 Things to Learn in 101.

Step 6: Write. Use specific examples, vivid description.

Step 7: Find fresh eyes to read your paper.

Step 8: Rewrite. And expect to rewrite many times.

Step 9: Proofread. Isolate sentences and catch careless errors.

Step 10: Prepare your purpose/content outline.

Step 11: Make sure you have fulfilled the requirements.

Step 12: Submit your essay. Include: Essay, purpose/content outline, mapping, and freewriting exercise.