his I Believe, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that engages youth and adults from all walks of life in writing, sharing, and discussing brief essays about the core values that guide their daily lives.
After listening to (or reading) Karen Sheehan’s “Growing Up in a Military Family,” write a well-organized and well-supported essay, in which you respond to the following:
What do you believe in? What are the life lessons that you affirm and believe in?
A well-organized essay has a beginning, middle, and an end. The last sentence of the introduction is the thesis statement. The thesis states the main point of the essay, which in this case, would be “I believe…”
A well-supported essay includes supporting points, details, and examples. For this essay, you must decide the best way to organize the body of the paper. However you decide to organize your essay, each body paragraph must support (explain) your belief. Each body paragraph must have a topic sentence that states the main point of the paragraph.
The conclusion typically summarizes the main points of the essay and closes the essay with a lasting impression.
Be sure to proofread your essay and edit for proper grammar, punctuation, diction (word choice), and spelling, as errors in sentence skills will lower a final grade. A grade will be determined based on the Module 1 SLP expectations and Trident University General Education rubric for English.
Papers must be double-spaced in Times or Times New Roman font (12 cpi) with standard one-inch margins.
For this module’s SLP, you may obviously write in the first person “I,” though it is not used in a formal essay. Still, avoid using “you.” In place of “you,” “one” may be used.
Write an informative essay (no less than three pages in length) that states what you believe in… the life lessons you profess.
Include an introductory paragraph with thesis statement.
Include body paragraphs (each with a topic sentence that states the point of the paragraph) that support the thesis through examples and details.
Include a conclusion that summarizes the main points of the essay.
Proofread your essay for errors in grammar, diction (word choice), punctuation, and spelling.