Your Task: Read They Say “The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream” pp. 260-271. Ehrenreich recounts her process of learning about and writing a resume for white collar jobs in corporate America. Write an essay recounting your own process of learning about and entering a new field. For example, I might write about entering the world of amateur competitive long distance running or my first semester in graduate school. Remember Chapter 7: just because something happened to you, doesn’t mean your readers will care. You have to make us care. Your audience is your classmates and me. We have read Ehrenreich’s essay. Refer the author by her last name only. See the Essay Rubric under Content before you submit your essay to the Essay #2 Dropbox. Your essay should be 750 to 900 words long and must use standard English grammar and mechanics. Be sure to use MLA style citations and a works cited entry if you summarize, quote, or paraphrase from Ehrenreich’s essay. Grammar refers to sentence structure and parts of speech. Mechanics refer to capitalization, spelling, typographical correctness, and punctuation. See yellow bordered pages and the Checklist for Revising and Editing on the inside flap of LSH.
I'll send you a PDF with the story of “The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream” pp. 260-271.