Fall Quarter, 2004
ESSAY #1 (100 POINTS FIRST DRAFT, 1000 FINAL DRAFT)
Describe and narrate an important scene from your life—perhaps
the day you were accepted to B.C.C., the day a close relative died or was born, etc. Select carefully both descriptive details and the chronological order of events. Try to help the reader see and feel the event. Write as if it were a story and discuss, at some point, the significance of the event. Try to make the reader a participant by “showing” what happened rather than “telling.”
For the final draft, see if you can rewrite the experience in a different narrative pattern. For instance, begin at the end of the event and use “flashbacks”. Or mix the discussion with the narration, alternating between the two as you go.
Rough Draft (Part #1) Due Thursday, October 14..