English 101 Essay One: Personal Narrative Essay (750-word minimum)
This paper will basically be a
mini-autobiography, focusing on your own literacy and your
individual experience with reading texts. How do you
describe the relationship you currently have to reading and
writing? What experiences have led you to develop this
relationship? Please be specific in the examples you provide
and the details you include.
Exploration of Subject
Due (ca. 250 words)
For this assignment, please submit a
paragraph in which you identify and explain one or two
significant events in your life related to reading and
writing. Discussion of these events may include consideration
of the differences between the way you use language in school
and the way you use language at home.
events could cover what books (or other texts) you read in
your family life and the books (or other texts) you read at
could write about the writing you did at home, in the context
of your family, and how that differed from the writing you
were required to do at school.
exploratory assignment, and your eventual literacy narrative,
should focus on moments in your development as a
reader and writer.
material you use in this exploratory assignment may or may not
fit directly into your literacy narrative.
Please upload an initial outline to Canvas.
Please upload your revised outline and essay to Canvas
before class begins.
Please upload your revised outline and revised essay to
Canvas by the end of the business day.
Paper must be double-spaced, and include an outline
(which does not count toward the 750-word minimum).
Be sure your thesis is clear and precise and that your
supporting evidence is adequate and effective.
Also be sure to eliminate all mechanical errors and to
use spell-check, both with your computer and your own eyes.