ENG101 Assignments Examples

ENG101 Essay Assignment A

Write an essay that presents a plan for how you will become a better student learner based on the ideas and evidence from at least four different sources. You will try to present your plan as a process of learning over the course of a semester.

Audience

Even though you are writing a plan for yourself, as you draft your essay, have in mind an audience whom you want to engage in a conversation about learning. Write to communicate with readers who will find your perspective and experiences meaningful in some way. This could be someone like you before having thought about learning in the way this assignment asked you to.

Assume that at least some of your readers are not familiar with the information you present from your sources. The content of your essay, what you say and how you say it, should be understandable to readers who don’t know about the essay.

Consider your instructor as a secondary audience. Follow the directions for the assignment, represent the information from the essay accurately, and try to adhere to the expectations for an academic essay.

Requirements

The requirements and expectations for each draft will be provided in Blackboard as each is assigned. The revising process will emphasize analyzing and organizing your information to support a thesis.

The minimum requirements for the final draft are few: the paper should

• Try to use MLA format (including parenthetical page citations)
• Have a conventional essay structure (introductory paragraph, several body paragraphs, concluding paragraph)
• Have at least 750 words in body paragraphs
• Maintain a focus on a thesis throughout the body
• Summarize ideas—not quote or plagiarize—from the sources you use to try to connect your subject’s experiences to ideas about learning.

Evaluation

The final draft of your essay will be graded using the rubric located in Course Information in Blackboard.

The revision process will be evaluated on the basis of how well your drafts meet the requirements provided in Blackboard, including the extent to which you truly revise.

ENG101 Essay Assignment B
Based on The Other Wes Moore

Write an essay that analyzes a problem that one or both of the Wes Moores face that affects the direction their lives take. Your essay should use the boys’ experiences as presented in The Other Wes Moore as evidence for your conclusion.

• To analyze the evidence, you will look for information throughout the book that helps you and your reader to understand the problem and its effect in the life of one or both of the boys.
• Your analysis will represent just one perspective on the problems the boys face, not a complete explanation of the many forces that affect their lives. However, the more your essay recognizes the complexity in trying to explain their lives, the better your essay will be.

Audience

As you draft your essay, have in mind an audience whom you want to engage in a conversation about the idea you express in your thesis. Write to communicate with readers who will find your perspective on the boys’ experiences meaningful in some way. This could be someone like you before having read The Other Wes Moore.

Your essay should be meaningful and interesting to a reader who hasn’t read the book as well as readers who have read it. The content of your essay, what you say and how you say it, should communicate to readers who don’t know about the book.

Consider your instructor as a secondary audience. Follow the directions for the assignment, represent the information from the book accurately, and try to adhere to the expectations for an academic essay.

Requirements

The requirements and expectations for each draft will be provided in Blackboard with each assignment. The essay revising process will emphasize supporting and organizing your analysis. The expectations for your final draft will be defined by the grading rubric. The minimum requirements for the final draft are few:

• Use MLA format (including parenthetical page citations) correctly
• Have a conventional essay structure (introductory paragraph, several body paragraphs, concluding paragraph)
• Have at least 750 words in body paragraphs
• Maintain a focus on a thesis throughout the body
• Summarize almost all of the information—not quote or plagiarize.