Essay #1—An Admirable Person
Part 1 asks you to write about someone you know personally and admire, someone who has influenced you for the better. There are 5 paragraphs to this part:
Para #1, the introduction, should answer these questions in an interesting way:
· Who is this person?
· When and where did you meet or how did you become aware of this person?
· What was this person doing when you met or first became attentive to him or her?
· Why were you there?
Para #2 asks for a thorough description of this person’s physical appearance: height, build, gait, face, hair, eyes, clothing, gestures, movements, etc.
Para #3 asks you to describe what this person said or did when you encountered him or her; if it is a family member you’ve known all your life, then describe a typical action or behavior of the person—an early memory. Make sure this person seems alive and moving in the paragraph. Be sure your reader knows what is admirable from the scene you’ve set.
Para #4 puts you in the picture, so answer these questions:
Para #5, the conclusion, asks you to explain the importance of having met this individual.
Individual paragraphs completed: Jan 13
Draft with beautiful focusing sentences: Jan 14
Typed—double-spaced—Draft for peer review: Jan 15