For this assignment, you will work through the prewriting and drafting stages of your writing process in an illustration/example essay. Illustration/Example Essay Prompt Choose one of the following statements and agree or disagree with it in an essay developed by using multiple and extended examples. The statement you decide on should concern a topic you care about so that the examples are a means of communicating an idea; not an end in themselves. Family 1. In happy families, talk is the main activity. 2. Grandparents relate more closely to grandchildren than to their children. 3. Sooner or later, children take on the personalities of their parents. Behavior and Personality 1. Rudeness is on the rise. 2. Gestures and facial expressions often communicate what words cannot say. 3. Our natural surroundings when we are growing up contribute to our happiness or unhappiness as adults. Education 1. The best courses are the difficult ones. 2. Students at schools with enforced dress codes behave better than students at schools without such codes. Politics and Social Issues 1. Drug and alcohol addiction does not happen just to “bad” people. Media and Culture 1. The Internet divides people instead of connecting them. 2. Good art can be ugly. 3. A craze or fad reveals something about the culture it arises in. 4. The best rock musicians treat social and political issues in their songs. Rules for Living 1. Lying may be justified by the circumstances. 2. Friends are people you can’t always trust. Writing Your Illustration/Example Essay Prewriting To get started writing your essay: 1. Review What is an Essay? 2. Take time to review possible subjects 3. Use prewriting to help you narrow your topic to one experience. Drafting When drafting your essay: 1. Develop an enticing title. 2. Use the introduction to pull the reader into your singular experience by introducing the problematic situation. 3. Avoid addressing the assignment directly. (Don’t write, “I am going to write about my most significant experience”—this takes the fun out of reading the work!) 4. Think of things said at the moment this experience started for you—perhaps use a quote, or an interesting part of the experience that will grab the reader. 5. Let the essay reflect your own voice. (Is your voice serious? Humorous? Matter-of-fact?) 6. Try to organize the essay in a way that may capture the reader by mixing multiple and extended examples, but don’t string the reader along too much with “next, next, next.” 7. To avoid just telling what happens. SHOW your reader what happened describing vivid examples and incorporating testimony. Make sure you take time to reflect on why this experience is significant. Assignment Instructions 1. Review the grading rubric as listed on the following page. 2. Choose a writing prompt as listed above page. 3. Create a prewriting in the style of your choice for the prompt. Review the prewriting videos on the My Writing Process: Prewriting and Draft page if needed. 4. Create an outline and post it in the dropbox for feedback. 5. Develop a draft essay according to the following formatting guidelines: (Papers submitted that do not meet these formatting requirements will be returned to you ungraded) 6. Minimum of 3 typed, double-spaced pages (about 600–750 words), Times New Roman, 12 pt font size 7. MLA formatting (see the MLA Format page as needed) 8. Submitted as either a .doc, .docx, .rtf file with your first and last name in the file name. 9. Submit your prewriting and draft as a single file upload in the discussion forum for the purposes of peer review. Requirements Be sure to: · Agree or disagree with the prompt statement by using multiple and extended examples · Decide on something you care about so that the narration is a means of communicating an idea · Develop an enticing title · Use the introduction to establish the situation the essay will address · Avoid addressing the assignment directly. (Don’t write “I am going to write about…” – this takes the fun out of reading the work!) · Let the essay reflect your own voice (Is your voice serious? Humorous? Matter-of-fact?) · Avoid “telling” your reader about what happened. Instead, “show” what happens using active verbs and/or concrete and descriptive nouns. Note: If you developed your prewriting by hand on paper, scan or take a picture of your prewriting, load the image onto your computer, and then insert the image on a separate page after yo Illustration/Example To illustrate means to show or demonstrate something clearly. An effective illustration essay clearly demonstrates and supports a point through the use of examples and/or evidence. Ultimately, you want the evidence to help the reader “see” your point, as one would see a good illustration in a magazine or on a website. The stronger your evidence is, the more clearly the reader will consider your point. This is the reading material for Illustrative/Example Essays. Make sure you read the essays within the lesson below. HERS
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What conclusions do you draw about the effectiveness of imagery in improving the learning and performance of sport skills from comparing the literature findings with your experience? 
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Workplace stress can have long-term effects.

· Role conflict: two or more incompatible demands at work or across work and non-work roles

· Role ambiguity: vagueness or unclearness in role responsibilities and functions

· Workload incompatibility: occurs when the amount of work to be accomplished exceeds the employee’s capabilities

· Job insecurity: the feeling that the security of one’s job is unstable

In addition, happiness and positivity can lead to personal success and further indicates the following ideas to increase one’s happiness:

· Setting challenging and meaningful goals

· Disputing negative thinking and deliberately practicing positive self-talk

· Choosing to forgive others and let go of grudges and hard feelings

· Counting one’s blessings and intentionally expressing gratitude for them

· Visualizing future success

· Practicing healthy habits such as a balanced diet, adequate sleep, and regular exercise

Thus, hypothetically these suggestions and ideas can be applied to each of our lives. Whether you are working and going to school, or just going to school, they are applicable since school, too, is an organization.

Consider all of the factors related to a person’s health and the workplace, how can you apply the concepts to your own life right now?

· Identify at least three strategies that you can implement today to increase your level of success in the situation you most identify with.

· Why do you think these strategies can work for you?

· What strategies could you utilize to increase someone else’s happiness level and assist them in increased success based on our content?

· What do you think are two of the most important factors that will be applicable to you and your current goals? What about to your future goals? Why or How?

Your journal should be a minimum of four double-spaced pages, adequately discuss all questions posed, and demonstrate maturating self-awareness.


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