A list of the most useful Definition essay resources.
Writing Prompt and downloadable assignment sheet: respond to one of the two options by writing a third-person (you, we, our allowed) essay that is a minimum of 5 paragraphs and 2 full pages.
Option 1: Choose one of the following scenarios and define 3 necessary skills, character traits, background (educational/professional), or social tactics a person would need in order to “survive” those circumstances. Physical needs like weaponry or shelter can only be used once, if any (physical strength is acceptable).
- Zombie Apocalypse
- Sinking Titanic
- Angry/Uncooperative Patient
- Standing Up for Someone in Public
Option 2: Choose one of the following words and thoroughly explain 3 characteristics, socials skills, or background (educational/professional) of a person that fulfills that term/idea.
Be sure to check your introduction paragraphs for both parts:
PART 1: grounding/introductory information
PART 2: transition + thesis sentence.
Same with your conclusions:
PART 1: remind readers of your thesis points (body paragraph main points)
PART 2: show how those thesis points work together to prove your thesis.
FALL 2017 Deadline
- Rough Draft due Wed. Oct. 4
- Final Draft due Wed. Oct. 9 (typed/printed & uploaded)
Grammar and Writing Resources
Absolute “Conclusion” Language
General Grammar Resource
Comma Resource: Sentence Punctuation Patterns
Quick Comma Guide
General Punctuation Resource
Transitional Words and Phrases
Thesaurus for word choice variety
Related Textbook chapters:
- “Subject-Verb Agreement” S-5, pg. 272
- “Pronouns” S-6, pg. 277