English 101: Essay #1
January 10, 2006
Insert Essay #1 Title Here
A. To write.
B. To evaluate your ability to write an out-of-class essay.
II. Essay Assignment:† Choose one of the topics below:
A. Someone I Admire: What person do you especially admire? It might be a family member, a friend, a co-worker. It should be someone you know fairly well so that youíll be able to give plenty of specific details. After giving it some thought and selecting a person, choose three characteristics of that person that seem most important, and write your paper.
B. A Place Iíll Never Forget: What place means more to you than any other place in the world? It might be a place you know now or one you knew in childhood: a playroom, your workshop, a backyard, a playing field, a park, a vacation spot. Write about specific events that happened there.
C. Getting Along with Someone: Write down the name of someone you have trouble getting along with. You may make up a name, but have a real person in mind. Write at least three ways in which you wish that person would change so that the two of you could get along better.
III. General Instructions:
A. Essay #1 is due on Tuesday, January 17, 2006.
B. Your essay should be at least five paragraphs and 2 - 3 pages in length.
C. Please type or word process your paper and double-space.
D. Put your name, course title, instructor, and date in the upper left-hand corner of your paper (see the example above).
E. Create an interesting title for your essay.
F. Retain a copy of the paper for yourself.