Personal Essay on Discrimination Prompt/Guidelines
Select a form of discrimination in which you are passionate about. Be able to use an anecdote about yourself or someone close to you to “personalize” the essay and to elicit your passion for the subject. Since this is a personal essay, you may use the word “I”. This essay will not be shared with the class.
*If you are having particular difficulty with finding a topic, you may write an analysis essay on discrimination; however, it cannot earn more than 80%.
Convey explicitly or implicitly how you feel about the discrimination (love, acceptance, tolerance, dislike, hatred) and who you feel influenced your beliefs.
SWHS Formal, Academic Writing Goals
Identify five (5) weaknesses to your previous formal academic writing submitted for grading (grammar, organization, ideas, MLA, sentence fluency, word choice, etc…but more specific). 1.
The use of any text or ideas from a source must be quoted or cited; it is otherwise considered plagiarism. Copying another student’s writing is considered plagiarism. Submitting the same paper for more than one class without the permission of the instructor is cheating. Students are expelled from college for such infractions. Here you receive a zero grade and a one hour detention for the first infraction. Additionally, if you are an NHS member, you will be dismissed for any cheating or plagiarism infractions.
If you need assistance about citations, MLA format, punctuation or organizing the paper, you may seek help before/after school. I will not correct or write a paper for you, but I will assist with specific questions to help you become a better writer. The writing process must be demonstrated:
Develop body paragraphs:
Establish your topic sentence/argument
Use narrative details, anecdotes, examples, data
Elaborate with analysis, rationale of...
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