Organizing and Drafting Your Definition Essay

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Organizing and Drafting Your Definition Essay
To draft your definition essay, use the organizer below. To complete the organizer, use the criteria, examples, and non-examples from your previous assignments. Be sure to write in complete sentences and provide details.

FIRST PARAGRAPH: INTRODUCTION
Introduce the concept of the American Dream. Explain why it’s important to define the concept and why it is difficult in some cases to define the concept. "success isn't something you chase. It's something you have to put forth the effort for constantly. Then maybe it'll come when you least expect."- Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan gave a speech about the American Dream in his definition. Michael Jordan focused on being successful, and being happy with what you got, and you have to least expect the things you want to it can come to you. It's ofthen difficult to define the concept becuase there is more than one definition of the concept of the American Dream. For example a person must work hard to be successful, be happy with what you got, and to build a better life for your children.

SECOND PARAGRAPH: FIRST CRITERION
State the criterion as clearly as possible.
One criterion for the American Dream is that you must work hard to be successful.

Give an example that fulfills the criterion (1-2 sentences). One example of working hard to be successful is Barrack Obama.

Provide a warrant explaining how the example fulfills the criterion (4-5 sentences).

Barrack Obama is one example because he is the 1st African American to be the president of the U.S. He also went to school in Hawaii. Barrack Obama was bullied when he was in high school because of his color. President Obama is a example because he came from a poor family that had to work real hard for him to attained his dream.

Give a contrasting example (1-2 sentences).
One contrasting example of someone not working hard to be successful is Paris Hilton.

Provide a warrant...
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