Ms. Gokturk

Advanced Composition

 

The Bio College Essay: Getting Started

 

Before you begin writing any piece, you should think about what you are going to write. Please answer the following questions, which will serve as a starting point.

 

I.                    What is the dominant impression you want your reader to have of you when they finish reading your essay? Why?

 

 

 

 

II.                 What is the dominant impression you want your reader to have of your subject (the person you are writing about)? Why?

 

 

 

 

III.               Describe what the subject looks like. Provide details so we can “see” him/her.

 

 

 

 

IV.              Describe hard facts/historical background about the person.

 

 

 

 

V.                 Briefly describe three (minimum) incidents you had with the subject that illustrate the dominant impression of you or the subject. BE SPECIFIC! GIVE DETAIL!!! In other words, what actions happened that helps illustrate the quality you want to portray about yourself? Think about incidents in symbolic terms, character illustration, or clearly identifying a before and after.

 

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