4.ssay 1: Person I Admire
This essay assignment is the culmination of all your previous work in this module. You have
in this module. You have already engaged in the beginnings of the writing process of this essay. You have:
Brainstormed ideas (see Chapter 11 in SMG) about the essay in the Discussion Board.
Condensed your ideas down into manageable points around a working thesis.
Displayed knowledge of Description essays from Learning Activities
Drafted a Writing Activity (WA2) about this Description essay.
Consulted with a writing tutor to find areas of strength and areas of improvement.
Finally, you will now compose the final draft of a description essay that:
contains a clear thesis
identifies clear points to support your thesis
engages in critical thought about the subject chosen
uses 2-4 main ideas (points) that support your overall essay thesis
allows you to expand on your chosen topic
This essay assignment represents the first steps in writing any written essay for any academic course. The idea of thesis and support are the cornerstones of all essays. They represent the last part of the writing process. However, you may still revise your essay before final submission. This form of essay writing is the basis for all other academic writing pursuits. This skill translates to almost all careers that require critical thinking, critical reading, and responding in writing. Practicing "how to" write an essay carries over into any field's task of "what" you need to write. This skill will help with all formal writing.
Write a 900-word essay, in MLA format, about a person or fictional character in whom you have an interest.
Select a subject (person or fictional character you admire)
Look to your Discussion (D1) and Writing Activity 2 (WA2) for your subject
The person may be current or historical
Some fictional characters have positive traits that can be identified.
Select several (2-4) traits about the person or character that you admire and write about these. These will be the essay's main ideas.
Biographical information should be used only to support claims.
Your essay should focus on the traits you admire. Do not write a biography or tell a story.
Example of what not to do: This person was born in 1979. They were born in middle Tennessee. They went to elementary school is 1985. They graduated in 1998.
Instead, follow this example: This person was born in middle Tennessee. Entering elementary in school in 1985 was hard for them. They never felt that they belonged in kindergarten. However, they persevered, learning that school was a place for them to grow and be themselves.
Focus on the "why" you admire them instead of a list of traits. In the above example, perseverance and learning to be themselves are the traits the writer of the essay admires.
Organize your main ideas to establish the essay's pattern of organization.
Your main ideas (traits you have chosen) need to be clearly organized.
Decide in what order you wish to discuss these main ideas (traits)
This organization needs to be presented in your introduction, preferably as the last sentence of your introduction in the thesis statement.
Note: your thesis is generally the last sentence in your introduction, but it not a requirement.
Follow this structure throughout the rest of the essay.
Always check to see if your main ideas/topic sentences, in each paragraph, relate back to your thesis statement.
Compose 5 well-developed paragraphs that support a clear thesis statement that is arguable.
5 paragraph minimum
introduces your essay and presents your thesis
three body paragraphs
Each paragraph contains one of your chosen admirable traits about your subject
expressed in a topic sentence in your paragraph
Each trait needs to transition to the next one in the next paragraph
look to your chosen pattern of development
rephrases your traits into one last paragraph
reflects the earlier thesis, but with the knowledge of your traits expressed throughout the essay
This essay is a basic form of an argument essay. The essay should make an argument such as that the person or character selected is worthy of admiration because of the traits selected.
Criteria for Success
A successful essay:
Meets basic requirements of the assignment
Has been written by the student submitting the essay, for this class, and for this semester,
Does not contain plagiarism of any kind
Academic dishonesty is an offense of the NSCC Student Code of Conduct, punishable by a failing grade or zero
Has a clear thesis, main ideas, and pattern of organization
Has been carefully edited and proofread to minimize grammatical and other editing errors
These can be remedied by editing and with Writing Tutor visits and peer reviewing
Follows MLA style and guidelines (spacing, indent, margins, etc. )
The essay will be graded with the Grading Rubric for Essays. Please familiarize yourself with this rubric before you submit your essay. Here is the condensed version of the rubric:
5.I need help in summarizing this article:
The air we inhale could be changing our conduct in manners we are just
we are just barely starting to
understand.In the future, police and wrongdoing counteraction units may start to screen the degrees of
contamination in their urban communities, and convey assets to the spaces where contamination is heaviest on guaranteed
day.This may seem like the plot of a sci-fi film, however ongoing discoveries recommend that this
likely could be a beneficial practice.Why? Arising contemplates show that air contamination is connected to
disabled judgment, emotional well-being issues, more unfortunate execution in school and most worryingly
maybe, more elevated levels of crime.These discoveries are largely the really disturbing, given that more than
a big part of the total populace now live in metropolitan conditions – and a greater amount of us are going in
blocked regions than any time in recent memory. However, perhaps, he thought, there could be other unfavorable
impacts on our lives.To start with, he led an investigation seeing whether air contamination had an
impact in psychological performance.Roth and his group saw understudies taking tests on various
days – and furthermore estimated how much contamination was noticeable all around on those given days. Indeed, even a couple
days prior and a couple of days after, they discovered no impact – it's truly upon the arrival of the test
that the grade diminished altogether. To decide the drawn out impacts, Roth followed up
to perceive what affect this had eight to 10 years after the fact. In this way, he daid that regardless of whether it's a present moment
impact of air contamination, on the off chance that it happens in a basic period of life it truly can have a drawn out impact. In
2018 examination, his group broke down two years of wrongdoing information from more than 600 of London's discretionary
wards, and tracked down that more insignificant violations happened on the most dirtied days, in both rich and
poor areas.Although we ought to be careful about reaching determinations about connections, for example,
these, the creators have seen some proof that there is a causal link.Wherever the haze of
contamination ventures, wrongdoing increments. As a feature of a similar report, they thought about unmistakable regions
over the long haul, just as following degrees of contamination over the long haul. This implies that an intercession at
an early age ought to be a priority.Exposure to different poisons can cause aggravation in the
cerebrum. There are numerous potential components that may clarify how air contamination influences our
morality.Lu, for example, has shown that the simple considered contamination can impact our
brain science through its negative associations.Naturally, the scientists couldn't
truly uncover members with contamination, so they took the following best (morally supported) venture
so they asked them to truly envision living around here, and how they would feel and how their life
would be living in this climate, to make them mentally experience air contamination
versus a perfect climate. He tracked down that the member's tension expanded, and they became
more self-focussed – two reactions that could increment forceful and flippant
practices. Along these lines, by raising people groups' tension, air contamination can detrimentally affect
conduct. at the point when we are restless we are bound to punch somebody in the face, than when
we are quiet. Lead analyst Joanne Newbury, from King's College London, says she can't
however guarantee that her outcomes are causal, yet the discoveries are in accordance with different investigations proposing a
interface between air contamination and psychological wellness. "It adds to confirm connecting air contamination to
actual medical conditions and air contamination connect to dementia.