1. Write a composition using
of the topics listed below. Your
composition needs to be
three to five paragraphs long.
contain an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
a. Argue for or against the limitation of speed limits.
b. Explain why a certain sport is your favorite.
c. Compare and contrast driving in the winter and driving in
d. Analyze the best way to buy a car, mow a lawn, or prepare
e. Describe a memorable day in your life.
2. Write a letter of complaint. Follow the rules for a business letter,
and use the
The complaint may be about anything
you wish (such as malfunctioning equipment, poor building main-
tenance, or disruptive noises from a nearby business). You can
base your letter on a true experience, or you can make up all the
details you need.
Program00744105Lesson007127Exam No.007127Exam NameWRITING SKILLS: A PERSONAL NARRATIVEFor exam 007127, Writing Skills: A Personal Narrative, you are asked to write a personal essay, based solely on your first-hand personal experience(s), told from the first-person point of view (using the pronoun “I”), meeting the length requirement of between 750 and 2500 words. This essay should not require or contain any type of research; it should be told from thoughts and memories.
In short, this essay should be about you and your experience(s).
This assignment is the SAME as exam 007868, The Writing Skills Writing Assignment, so there are multiple resources available to you, many of which are included on our Symbaloo page for this assignment: http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/ws-apersonalnarrative.
A Research Project
While the author doesn’t need to hide his personal opinion,
he must be sure to use appropriate and accurate research to
support his or her ideas. Unlike the personal narrative, the
research project requires
than the thoughts, feelings,
ideas, and personal input of the author.
The essay that you create should clearly state your ideas and
opinions, and show the reasoning behind your opinions, as
well as identify the ideas you’ve located to back your opinions
through research. These ideas will work together to ultimately
show your learned expertise and your authority to write on
your chosen topic.
Remember that using others’ opinions or ideas in your own
words without giving the original author credit isn’t proper,
even if you agree with them or feel that they best explain your
own thoughts and feelings. When you include information
obtained from research, you’re obligated to cite that information,
giving full and deserved credit to the original author. Always
remember that research should support your opinion and/or
viewpoint; you should ensure that your ideas and opinions (not
your researched information) are the main focus of your essay.
There are two distinct topic options for this particular assign-
ment. While each of these options has specific requirements
and expectations, there is also a great deal of freedom
included with each. Because your essay is being created based
on your opinions/ideas and research, no two completed essays
will be exactly alike.
Option 1: Personal Take
on Current Issues
Choose a current issue in local, national, or international news.
Write an editorial piece explaining the issue and offering your
opinions and any solutions you can think of that may appl