ENG115_Assignment_2.pdf - ENG 115 ASSIGNMENT 1 PERSONAL ESSAY REVISION Due Week 5 and worth 150 points Now that you have completed a first draft of this

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ENG 115 ASSIGNMENT 1: PERSONAL ESSAY REVISION Due Week 5 and worth 150 points Now that you have completed a first draft of this essay, it is time to carefully review the feedback your instructor has provided. Then, make revisions and submit a final draft of your personal essay. What is a personal essay? It’s one of many types of formal essays. All formal essays maintain the same basic structure: Introduction with a thesis statement, supporting paragraphs, and conclusion. The personal essay is a narrative in which the author writes about an experience that was highly meaningful (usually a lesson was learned). For this assignment, choose a topic and discuss three reasons why the topic is important to you. The topic choices are presented in your WebT ext. To make this a personal essay, it’s important to include one or more stories from your life that demonstrate why your selected topic is meaningful to you. Important note: Personal Essays DO NOT incorporate any type of research from the WebText or outside sources. If you have written a Personal Essay in a previous course, please reach out to your professor to see if you can re-use it. You are not permitted to use ANY paper from an unrelated current or past course. INSTRUCTIONS: You are required to use your WebText to draft your essay in the templates! Compose a two (2) page paper in which you do the following: A. Structure Your Paper: Story, Introduction, Supporting/Body, Conclusion 1. Incorporate a story from your life into one or more of the following sections: introduction, supporting/body paragraph(s), or conclusion. a. Is your personal story relevant to your topic? b. Is your personal story structured effectively, with a clear progression of events? c. Is your language descriptive and precise? d. Do you include an appropriate level of detail in your story just enough to help the reader understand your main points? 2. Write an introduction paragraph, which includes your thesis statement . It is suggested that this paragraph contain 5-7 sentences. a. Does your introduction include an attention grabber or hook, and/or some background information on the topic? b. If you are using a personal story in your introduction, is it relevant to your topic? c. Does your thesis statement include three distinct and personal reasons why the topic is meaningful to you?
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