7. ***** I NEED TWO OF NUMBER SEVEN. I MEANT TWO ESSAYS USING DIFFERENT THOUGHTS DIFFERENT EVERYTHING*************
You have written a series of summaries of articles and videos related
to having a voice. Now put your thoughts into the shape of an essay of approximately 500 words (2
double-spaced, typed pages) on the theme of finding and using your own
The essay should take this shape:
a. The title should express the essence of the essay in as few words as
possible. Make me want to read the essay.
b. The introduction draws the reader into the essay and establishes
your credibility as a writer. It is your first impression. Make it a good
-- Provide a "hook" that powerfully draws the reader into the essay.
This may be an intimately related quote, a powerful statistic, a very
brief related story or case study.
-- Provide the reader with background on the topic.
-- Present the thesis statement that is the control center of the
paper. Tell the reader what claims you are making and how you will support
those claims with points in the body of the essay.
c. The body
-- Provide a strong transition to connect the thesis statement to the
body of the essay.
-- Each paragraph in the essay should develop one of the points in
support of the thesis.
-- Each paragraph must have an identifiable topic
-- Use examples, statistices, stories, dialogue, quotations from the
readings and the videos to support and develop the point.
-- MOST IMPORTANT: YOUR
analysis of what you've seen and read. How do these relate to the issue of
finding and developing one's own voice. What are the challenges? What
questions are raised? I want to read you wrestling with the issues. Remember:
You are tossing around ideas in a logical way. You are not trying to find the
RIGHT answer; you are trying to come up with some process for finding your own
voice amid the barrage of voices you hear from every day. How do you determine
what you think/feel/do?
-- Provide a smooth transition from the body--no "In conclusion," "in
--Summarize or better synthesize the whole essay. DO NOT REPEAT THE
-- Answer the questions, "SO WHAT?" What is the point I will take away
from your essay? What should I do/think about all of this?