Changing Life WEEK 6


Due Week 6 and worth 75 points

Remember in this course, you will develop one essay. The subject of your essay for this course is “Changing Our Lives.”  In your essay, you will address why you decided to go to college at this time in your life and state the three reasons behind your decision.

The subject of your essay for this course is “Changing Our Lives.” You have taken a marvelous, brave step on an educational journey. Congratulations! You have likely done a great deal of soul-searching to come to this enormous decision. The purpose of this essay, therefore, is for you to tell your readers (your instructor and your classmates) why you came to this decision. In your “Changing Our Lives” essay, you will address why you decided to go to college at this time in your life and state the reasons behind your decision.

So far your essay has a thesis statement, an introduction, a conclusion and a title. In this assignment you will create the supporting paragraphs for the body of your “Changing Our Lives” essay. You will start by identifying three (3) topics that support the controlling idea of your thesis statement. Please review the “Sample Student Essay – Body Paragraphs” by clicking this link to download. “Sample Student Essay – Body Paragraphs” can also be accessed by using the “Additional Resources” link in each week or by navigating to Student Center>Additional Resources. (Please do NOT write your whole essay in this assignment. We will create the essay step-by-step each week for final submission in Week 10. Creating your body paragraphs is the next step in creating your essay.)

Write one to two (1-2) pages in which you:

  1. Develop supporting paragraph 1 that includes a topic sentence that states the main topic of your paragraph, supporting sentence that includes details, facts and examples to support your main topic, and a closing sentence that wraps up the paragraph by restating the main topic.
  2. Develop supporting paragraph 2 that includes a topic sentence that states the main topic of your paragraph, supporting sentence that includes details, facts and examples to support your main topic, and a closing sentence that wraps up the paragraph by restating the main topic.
  3. Develop supporting paragraph 3 that includes a topic sentence that states the main topic of your paragraph, supporting sentence that includes details, facts and examples to support your main topic, and a closing sentence that wraps up the paragraph by restating the main topic.
  4. Meet the assignment page count of one to two (1-2) pages total.
  5. Minimize grammar, spelling, mechanics, and follow APA formatting.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Employ writing techniques that demonstrate an understanding of audience, purpose, and writing type.
  • Write paragraphs and essays, and other assigned work with a clearly defined main idea, introduction, body, and conclusion.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

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