To assess and analyze the strengths and weaknesses in your writing throughout this semester in English 2000. • To consider the relevance of English 2000 to other areas of your life. • To write a polished, organized essay.
Intro—Your intro should include your “background” in English/writing. Prior to your taking English 2000, which classes have you taken that have emphasized writing? (These do not have to be English classes, necessarily.) What is your attitude toward writing? (You can be honest.)
Body—Based on the four essays you have written over this semester (Rhetorical Analysis, Visual Argument Analysis, Exploratory Essay, Researched Argument Essay), what are your writing strengths? Your writing weaknesses? What are some areas you feel you have improved on? Support your analysis of your writing with specifics from your papers. (You can organize this information in whatever way you determine is best, as long as the organization is logical and flows smoothly.)
Conclusion—What skills from English 2000 do you think will be useful to you in other areas of your life (other classes, “the real world,” your career aspirations)? Overall, how do you feel about your effort and performance in English 2000?
1. Contrary to what I suggested earlier in the semester, you do NOT have to submit your previous essays from the semester with this final assignment. You will turn in JUST this essay. (It does not need to be in a folder.)
2. Your essay should be in MLA format. You do not need to use parenthetical citations, nor do you need a works cited page.
3. Provide a word count at the end of the essay.