English Composition I – Week 3 Assignment
This essay explores the Narrative Mode, which is perhaps the most natural style of writing for most people.
One of the goals of the narrative form is to allow readers to feel as if they are not simply reading someone else's story, but that they are somehow part of it. Unlike simply telling a story though, a narrative essay has a specific piece of information to share, a lesson for the reader. There should be a clear reason for your telling the story. This is where the “essay” in the narrative essay becomes apparent.
Your assignment this week is to write such an essay. Refer back to your outline of a significant event that you wrote for W2. Keep in mind that you are writing a story and it is important to freely tell your story. But, this is still an academic essay. The goal of your story is to support a clearly stated thesis/lesson for the reader. As such, your tale should be wrapped in a clear introduction and conclusion.
Your essay should contain the following basic features:
An introduction with an attention grabbing opening (hook), a well-defined message or argument (thesis), and any background information the reader needs to fully understand your story;
Body paragraphs which a tell the story of your clear and specific, singular event that illustrates the essay thesis;
Vivid language that works to recreate the event, including descriptions of where the event took place, the people who were involved, and the things these people said and did;
A conclusion that briefly implicitly or explicitly reviews your story, reiterates the lessons you learned and that you hope the reader to learn, and provides a closing thought such as
owhy this event is still personally significant,
othe state of your life since the event and how you feel about it,
ofuture plans related to the event,
orhetorical questions for the reader, etc.
In addition to the above, the final draft of your essay should be:
From 250-500 words in length, typed in Times New Roman 12pt. font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins.
Uses APA style (a title page and citations as needed which are modeled in your APA guide),
Written in first person;
Edited for spelling, mechanical, grammatical, and typing errors
Please note: Writing takes time. Plan ahead to give yourself time to write multiple drafts of this essay. Get some feedback from the people you know or from Tutor.com to help you to craft the best essay you can in the time allotted.
Student Success – Week 3 Assignment
Victim / Creator
Your assignment this week is to help new employees become successful in their new jobs. You want to tell them how to harness the power of grit, growth, and the creator mindset.
To provide this orientation for new hires, please create a PowerPoint presentation. Use the template to prepare your assignment. Follow the examples for aesthetics (typography, screen design, media, white space, and color pattern) while also including notes for each slide.
Review the Multimedia Screen Design PowerPoint presentation to get some great advice on how to use color, fonts, and page design to create an easy to read, pleasing to view presentation.
These new employees have not heard about these concepts before, so be sure to:
1.Describe each term (grit, growth mindset, victim mindset, creator mindset and others that you may choose to include)
2.Give examples of each concept
3.Suggest ways in which the employee can demonstrate the concepts that will help them be successful
4.Describe what consequences may arise if the employee does not demonstrate the desired concepts
You will attach the PowerPoint presentation to the assignment dropbox (do not type directly into the dropbox).
Refer to the Pocket Keys for Writers (chapter 4e) to refresh your memory on presenting material through PowerPoint presentations; (chapters 8b and 8c) to refresh your memory on summarizing, paraphrasing, and directly quoting the source material.
Remember to include the following information at the top of your paper:
Your First and Last Name