A semester worth of essay assignments included as a package of 4 ready-to-go yet customizable essay assignments geared toward use in a freshman comp. I or the “non-research intensive” freshman composition semester. All materials 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).
- The 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.
- The 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. (Preview)
- The 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.
- The 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.
- 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 (when applicable) MLA Style formatting and citation/documentation resource links included within the list of expectations.
- Source-based assignment sheets are reusable, customizable yet ready-to-go with embedded pre-selected article links so these can be implemented into a course that uses any or no textbook.
What’s included in package (listed in recommended order):
- Narrative Essay Assignment Sheet Click to View Preview
- Argumentation Essay (source based, sources provided) Click to View Preview
- Causal Analysis Essay (source based, sources provided) Click to View Preview
- Career Exploration Research Essay (source based, sources partially provided) Click to View Preview
Related EA Materials:
- MLA Citation and Documentation Package 1
- Writing Process Assignments Package
- Writing Process Rubrics Package
- Peer Review Package