Writing and Three-page Essay

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ENC 1101 Formal Paper Assignment 2: The Exemplification Essay (worth 125 points)
All papers must be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font using proper MLA format.
In a reasonably coherent thesis-driven essay of between two-and-a-half to three typewritten, double-spaced pages, address one of the following prompts listed below:
1. Despite her many flaws, Jeanne Murray is able to affect Liz in many positive ways—from the girl’s determined resistance to drug use to her sense of being loved to her ultimate return to school. Imagine that Hyperion, the publisher of Breaking Night, is sponsoring a contest in honor of the book that honors the role of parents in ensuring children’s success. Think about an influential maternal or paternal
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Anne’s Residence, to name a few. One writer has noted that “where you are is who you are, but it doesn’t have to be that way.” While at this point in the narrative Liz’s environments have had a negative effect on her development, we want to focus in this essay on the positive effects of place in shaping our character. Reflect of the places where you have lived, and in particular the spaces that you called your own. In a two-and-a-half to three-page essay, illustrate the ways in which these spaces reflected who you were at that moment, and the lasting impact they have had on you. This essay calls for integrated descriptive writing and exemplification.
5. At one point in her narrative Liz admits that she is able to pass end-of-the-year exams not because she is a diligent student, but because she is a strong reader. Think about the books that you loved as a child. Write an essay in which you reflect on the valuable life lessons these books contain and the ways in which they continue to speak to you as a young adult.
Purpose of Assignment:
1) To develop the student’s ability to write essays.
Key terms to consider: pre-writing, thesis, introduction, topic sentence, body, conclusion, outlining, drafting, revision, transitions, and proofreading.
2) To develop the student’s ability to organize and write an essay in the illustration mode.

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