A collection of 9 resuable, ready-to-go yet customizable essay assignments–a cost-saving combination of all 3 of our Semester of Essays Packages. If you’re teaching both freshman comp. I and II this semester or over the academic year, you’ll save both time and effort with this combo package. All assignment expectations are coordinated with our instructional MLA Style citation and documentation PowerPoints (sold separately) as well as our Writing Process and Peer Review Materials (also sold separately). No matter your required textbook, whether your institution(s) require a literary focus or require research in comp. I or comp. II, these materials will work with a few quick customizations for any number of semesters.
- Most writing prompts include pre-selected, embedded articles or are easily customizable to your course materials so these can be implemented into a course that uses any or no textbook.
- Assignment expectations are coordinated with our instructional MLA Style citation and documentation PowerPoints (sold separately) and Writing Process materials (sold separately).
- Assignment sheets come with embedded MLA Style formatting and citation/documentation resource links included within the list of expectations.
- Materials are resuable, customizable yet ready-to-go.
Comp. I Materials included in combo-package (listed in recommended order):
- Narrative Essay Assignment Sheet
- Argumentation Essay Assignment Sheet (preview)
- Causal Analysis Essay Assignment Sheet
- Career Exploration Research Essay Assignment Sheet
Comp. II Materials included in combo-package:
- Argumentation Essay Assignment Sheet (non-literary focus) (preview)
- Response and Proposal Essay Assignment Sheet (non-literary focus)
- Fiction Essay Assignment Sheet (literary focus)
- Poetry Essay Assignment Sheet (literary focus)
- Research Essay Assignment Sheet (combined literary and non-literary focus)
Comp. I Writing Prompt Descriptions
- Comp. I Narrative Essay tasks students to write an essay about a learning/overcoming experience, following a specific structure that concludes with a reflection/epiphany; interacts with an embedded link to a poem describing a similar overcoming experience.
- Comp. I Argumentation Essay provides a list of 6 embedded articles links and asks students to choose a position from one of articles that they will argue for or against; assignment includes opposing viewpoint expectation. Requires the use of direct quote citation.
- Comp. I Causal Analysis Essay has students choose from a list of 7 topics and use 3-4 articles from a pre-selected and embedded list of articles about that topic to write an essay that focuses on the causes or effects of said topic. Requires the use of both direct quote and paraphrase citation.
- Comp. I Career Exploration Essay requires minimal research, asking students to discuss the pros and cons of their possible/future career by use of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook and the degree requirements for their intended major/field of student from 1-3 college/university websites; assignment includes a mix of narration, definition, argumentation, and proposal modes/rhetorical forms. Requires the use of both direct quote and paraphrase citation.
Comp. II Writing Prompt Descriptions
- Comp. II Argumentation Essay tasks students with finding 2-3 credible Internet sources to argue whether social media is good or bad for our society. Requires the use of direct quote citation.
- Comp. II Response and Proposal Essay requires student to find a primary credible Internet source to respond to a position within the article by supporting or questioning the position with the use of citation from 2-3 additional credible Internet sources. Requires a mix of direct quote and paraphrase citation.
- The Fiction Essay tasks students with analysis of a short fiction selection by use of 1 library database secondary source. Requires the use of direct quote citation.
- The Poetry Essay asks they show representation of a social issue within 1-2 poems by use of both credible Internet and library database sources. Requires a mix of direct quote and paraphrase citation.
- The Research Essay includes the choice to have students research an author’s body of work (or 2-3 thematically connected pieces of literature) or a narrowed topic of their choice to research with the use of both credible Internet and library database sources. Requires a mix of direct quote and paraphrase citation.
Related EA Materials:
- MLA Citation and Documentation Package 2
- Writing Process Assignments Package
- Writing Process Rubrics Package
- Peer Review Package