N.B. (note well): Use of research/internet is unnecessary and forbidden and will result in a zero for the essay
N.B. You must choose one of the three prompts below to write your essay on. An essay answering a different prompt will result in a zero
Illustration Essay essentials:
Illustration Essay process:
Choose ONE of the prompts below and write a 5-paragraph essay with 11-sentence body paragraphs:
Choose one of the two topics
1.Illustrate the purpose (advantages) of a college education. Think of the opportunities that college makes available to students that they would otherwise have less access to (or no access to). Your topic sentences will be reasons why college is an advantage, and the thesis will sum up these reasons into a statement that conveys the purpose of a college education.
2.Illustrate the qualities of a public figure whom you admire. Think of what this person has said and done, what others say about him or her, and what others do in response to him or her. Even what the person looks like can be valid information. Your topic sentences will be reasons that you admire the person, and your thesis will sum up these reasons into a statement that conveys the essence of the person.