Academic Writing Analysis

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Do you make a writing plan before sitting down to write?
When you write, do you most often feel:
Which of the following comments do you most often receive from teachers on your written work?
When writing, which of the following do you find most challenging?
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Writing Sample

Read the writing prompts below. Choose one and type your response in the box below. Keep your answer between 200 - 250 words. Be sure to include the length of time it took you to complete your writing sample at the end of your assignment. 

 

A few things to remember:

  • you may write your response by hand and then type it up if you prefer

  • be sure to take all writing conventions (grammar, punctuation, word choice, capitalization, sentence structure) into consideration

  • if you make a writing plan, please do not include it

OPTION 1:

Ezra Benson said, "You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice" What are your thoughts on this statement? Do you believe there is any truth in it? Support your position using at least one example from personal experience, current events, history or literature. 

OPTION 2:

Tell me about a person you admire. The person may be living or dead, famous or not famous. Be sure to provide at least two distinct reasons in your response and illuminate your reasons with specific details and/or examples. 
             

OPTION 3:

Oscar Wilde once said, "Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught." To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Support your position by giving at least one example from history, current events, literature or personal experience. 
 

OPTION 4:

Choose a quote that is meaningful to you and explain why. Be sure to attribute the quote to its author (unless it's a proverb or adage.) 
 

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