argument and personal narrative essay
Argument and Personal Narrative (750-1000 words)
This assignment requires you to critically evaluate the claims and available data in one of the assigned essays and to reflect on personal experience as a way to extend your particular argument. For example, Barbara Ehrenreich uses her personal experience in the workplace to argue the living conditions of the working poor. The very famous bell hooks reflects on her relationship with family, friends, and work to uncover assumptions about race, class, and education. In an essay of your own, evaluate the claims as well as any data in one of the essays and reflect on personal experience to extend your particular argument. Make sure that you specifically reference the selected essay as well as use supporting details from personal experience to develop your essay.
The essay should establish its focused thesis in the first paragraph.
The essay should clearly connect to at least one of the essays from the assigned reading.
The essay should evaluate one or more claims made in the essay.
The essay should utilize personal experience that provides insight to the central concern.
The essay should maintain strictly focused paragraphs.
The essay should use effective sentence variation.
The essay should use appropriate tone and diction.
The essay should be free from grammar and punctuation errors.