The essay must be 400 to 500 words long and consist of four or five paragraphs including:
An introductory paragraph with a thesis statement
Body paragraphs supporting the thesis statement
A concluding paragraph
Prewriting and outlining (the first two steps of the writing process we’ve discussed over the last two modules) can help you develop the key components that need to be included in these paragraphs; for example, the introductory paragraph should include your hook and thesis statement.
Choose one of the following prompts and develop an essay
1. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
2. Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
3. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
4. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more