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. Read and consider the following Essay Prompt:
Your audience is future students of Composition II, and your purpose is to prepare them for the work ahead of them. You’ve come to the end of the class and are in a position to advise and encourage others, based on your own experience.
Consider the works we have read, and their lasting value. Discuss one aspect of one work – a character, a setting, a mind-blowing passage – and why it resonates with you. What are some of the lines or moments that you find especially insightful or astute? How does it reflect the concerns in our world?
You may wish to consider the following areas as you organize the two body paragraphs for your essay:
Plot Summary – What happens in the plot that makes this work worth remembering? Avoid merely retelling the story, here!
Conflicts – What conflicts does the work include?
Character – How does the writer reveal character? With which character(s) do you sympathize? Are the characters plausible? What do minor characters contribute to the work?
Setting – What does setting (time and place of the action) contribute to the work?
Symbolism – Do certain characters, settings or actions seem to you to stand for something in addition to themselves? In other words, are they symbolic?
Theme – What is the theme? That is, what does the work add up to? Does the theme reinforce values that you hold, or does it challenge them?
Connection – How or why did this particular selection come to mind?
2. Complete an informal outline for a 4-paragraph essay:
- Body paragraph 1
- Body paragraph 2
3. Use your informal outline as you draft your essay. As you review and revise your draft, ask yourself if your draft meets the criteria of the Final Reflective Essay Evaluation Rubric.
4. After you have reviewed your draft, ensuring that it meets the criteria from Final Reflective Essay Evaluation Rubric, submit your final draft to the Final Reflective Essay dropbox folder as one of the following acceptable filetypes: Word Document (.DOC or .DOCX) or Rich Text File (.RTF).