Essay 1 (E22)
Dayle Turner -- Instructor
Leeward Community College
Essay 1 Assignment
What is the topic?
This is your third writing assignment and for it you'll be
writing a longer piece. Instead of a single paragraph, you'll be
required to write an essay, which for our purposes will be a multi-paragraph
piece of about 500 words. Specifically, for this assignment you will
write a letter to a hypothetical employer stating several reasons why he
or she should hire you to work for him or her.
As an example, let's say that you want a job as a salesperson at a store at
Pearlridge. Write a letter/essay to the manager or owner of the
store stating several reasons why you're the right person for the
job. Each reason should be discussed in a separate paragraph in your
letter/essay. And in those paragraphs you should provide examples to
support your reasons. Click here to see a sample
What will make for a good essay?
To do well in this assignment, one must--
- have an effective introduction (see pages 224-226) that has a catchy
lead (see pages 225-226), a clear thesis sentence (see page 224), and a
plan of development sentence (see page 224).
- have a minimum of three supporting (body) paragraphs, each focusing
on a specific reason why you should be hired.
- have a concluding paragraph that restates the thesis and wraps up the
- use transitions effectively to connect the ideas,
- and edit the essay
carefully so that it is free as possible of errors.
What are the due dates for this assignment?
Sharing day 1: Wed, 2/19
Sharing day 2: Wed, 2/26
Submit day: Mon, 3/3
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