Before we begin drafting an essay, it's important to consider the topic through pre-writing. This will be crucial as we work on our thesis statements.
Your first individual activity is to submit your pre-writing exercise. Use your selected topic. Review the pre-writing techniques in the text and submit your work, whether it be free-writing, clustering, or any of the other pre-writing techniques discussed in the text. You'll have the chance to add more focus to your work in the next assignment.
Your pre-writing exercise should be at least one page.