This first essay will be based on personal experience rather than on research, so we can focus on organizing an essay around a clear thesis statement without worrying about incorporating source material. Your essay should have an introduction consisting of some general statements on the topic (called a " lead-in") that lead your reader into your thesis statement. Then you should have several body paragraphs that support your thesis with details and examples. Finally, you should end with a conclusion paragraph that expresses some final thought on your topic. Choose ONE of the topics below on which to write a 3 to 4 page essay.
1) Most of us have experienced something that we consider to have been unfair to us. We may have been discriminated against because of our race, gender, age, body type, etc. Or we may have been treated unfairly by a boss, coworkers, friends or family members. Think of a time you feel you were treated unfairly and write an essay that describes the unfair treatment, how you felt about it, and what you did about it. Make sure to have a clear thesis and to support that thesis with details and examples from your personal experience.
2) We all have various people and things that we value in life. Some place a high value on family, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc. Others have a prized possession like a car or a piece of jewelry. Still others value an activity like listening to music or going out to clubs. Write an essay that focuses on one or two people and/or things that you value highly.Organize your essay around a thesis that states 2 or 3 reasons that you value that person or thing. For example, "I value my family because they always support me both financially and emotionally." Then write one or two body paragraphs on each reason.