Write a one to two page (250-600 words) presentation on a topic of genuine interest to you. You can write on any subject, hobby, interest, or idea that you find truly interesting. Imagine yourself speaking to a friend who does not share your knowledge of or enthusiasm for your topic. Your task is to convey clearly why you find the topic so engaging.
Do not write about a broad, general topic. “Sports,” “shopping” or “science fiction” would make lousy topics for this essay. March Madness, Manolo Blahnik, or Battlestar Galactica, however, could make excellent topics. Feel free to talk with me about choosing a good topic.
You do not have to include outside sources, but if you use any, you must document them in proper MLA format, including parenthetical references and a list of Works Cited.
Write your presentation in classic prose style: clear and concise, specific and engaging.
Make every word count.
Initial Draft Due: April 19
(Bring THREE copies of your essay to class.)
Revised Draft Due: May 3
(Bring your Revised Draft, your Initial Draft with my comments on it, and all the Peer Critiques you received to class in a folder.)