September 11, 2009 Archives
Upload to Turnitin.com by noon.
(Moved from Sep 10)
Write a perosnal essay, 2-3 pages (about 500-750 words) long.
Show, Don't (Just) Tell
Rather than giving a list of the kinds of emotions you experienced or the kinds of events that usually happen, focus on one specific event. While I'm not absolutely requiring your whole essay to describe only events that happened within a particular 24-hour time period, I am asking that you focus on a single specific event, and make me feel as if you are bringing me alog with you to that event, rather than simply listing what happened,
Personal Essays: How to Write Them
I won't grade you on how much you loved your deceased family member, how wonderfully you played in the big game, or how narrowly you escaped death. I want you to use a personal story to practice your ability to focus on one specific incident -- even a routine happening -- and tell it in an engaging way. Your essay should generate, in me, the emotions that you experienced on a noteworthy occasion, but "noteworthy" does not have to mean life-threatening or lfie-changing..