Essay 1 Instructions (E100) Dayle Turner
English 100 -- Spring 1996
Leeward Community College

ESSAY 1 INSTRUCTIONS
Writing From Recollection

THE ASSIGNMENT: Write about an event that happened some time in the past. For example, you might write about an encounter you had with a person who greatly influenced you. Or you might write about a challenge or obstacle you faced. See page 21 in your text for some sample topics that may spark an idea. You can also read some sample essays written for this assignment by former students.

Suggested Length: 500 words = 2 double-spaced typed pages

Audience: Classmates and instructor

Purpose: To bring to life the events and people you are writing about.

Format: Modern Language Association format: double-spaced, one- inch margins, proper headings and page numbering.

What would make for a superb essay? An excellent piece would be stimulating, descriptive, and presented in a logical way for your audience. What's more, it should flow smoothly and be free of distracting errors.

Sharing day 1 for in-class draft: Wed Jan. 24
Sharing day 2 for in-class draft: Wed Jan. 31

**10 points for having draft and participating in sharing activities. Those absent or without drafts will lose 10 points plus 5% of the possible points on the final draft and forfeit your opportunity to rewrite. Those bringing a typed draft (double- spaced) to class will receive 5 bonus points (must be at least 1.5 pages).

Due date to submit to Mr Turner for grading: Mon 2/5
Late final drafts will be penalized 10% of the possible points and must be submitted no later than the beginning of next class meeting after it is due. Late final drafts may not be rewritten.


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