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E SSAY  1:  Y OUR  E DUCATION Background : We have been reading about and discussing the educational system and the factors that can  contribute to or hinder a student’s educational success.  Task Choose one of the topics or issues raised by the readings we have done for this unit and describe how it  relates to your own educational experience in a 3-4 page essay.  For example, you could discuss:  how family support (or lack of support) has influenced your education  how tracking has impacted your education how the environment you lived in impacted your education ………. . etc REFER BACK TO OUR CLASS NOTES BRAINSTORM OF ISSUES/ TOPICS FROM THE  READINGS IMPORTANT: Be sure to explain the consequences  of this issue on your education: how did it impact your  education? It’s not enough to say there was tracking at your school; explain what effect it had on you and  your educational experience.  Criteria for Success Use at least one of the texts  read for class to help you explain and support your thesis.    You need to  use this text in a significant  way, weaving it (and others if you like) in throughout the essay.   That is,  it is not enough to briefly mention one text in the introduction and then never return to it again.  Your  goal is to pair textual support (paraphrases and direct quotes) with personal support.  Be sure to show  that you have fully understood the text by introducing it, summarizing key ideas from the text in  your essay, and making connections between the text and your own experiences.  Be detailed and direct in explaining your experiences.  Keep in mind that your readers (your peers and  me) are not familiar with your background.  So, offer specific examples with thorough description and  explanation to help us visualize what you are saying.  In other words, show us your experiences; don’t 
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course ENGL 846 taught by Professor Kohl during the Fall '11 term at Canada College.

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