The purpose of your essay is to explore your selected topic in depth by looking at different facets or components of it and explaining how it is relevant for high school students today. In a sense, you are writing a magazine article geared towards a teenage audience.
The assignment will involve several steps. At its most simple level, we will follow the process outlined below:
- First, you will brainstorm different ideas and select a topic.
- Next, you will research several sources and take notes on relevant information.
- Then, you will decide on a focus and organization for your essay.
- Then, you will begin writing your essay, sharing parts of it with the rest of the class and me on a regular basis through your blog.
- Finally, you will write your completed essay.
Your blog will serve as a major component of this project, both as a way to compile your research and to showcase your work.