Essay Assignment 2
Your essay will be written using
comparison and contras
For your assignment, select one of the topics
10 or 12
The essay must
full pages of text
Do not skip e
xtra lines between paragraphs.
You must also turn in a properly formatted
You must use
person point of view
(no I, me, my, mine, you, yours, etc.)
Submit the outline and essay as a
Save the file with your last name
and Essay 2 in the file name. Examples include Goodman (Essay 2),
Anderson (Essay 2), etc.
Use a c
reative, attention getting title (no Essay 2 or Process Essay)
obligated to include
researched materials in
this paper, you may
need to conduct some research. If you use researched material, you must use MLA
format to document your use of it.
Papers containing research will also require a
We will be discussing MLA in
What are the negative effects of having an unhealthy lifestyle? This topic will
need to be narrowed down considerably.
t be able to discuss
However, you could, for instance,
talk about the
negative effects of cocaine or opioid addiction; the negative effects of a high fat, high
carbohydrate diet; or the
of sleep deprivation. Whatever you choose,
ake sure that this topic is complex enough to
a discussion in essay form
No superheroes/supervillains (I
ve tried, and those papers are usually disasters)
(such as xBox)
current politics (2000
No 9/11 topics
No conspiracy theo
ries unless you are planning to
forcefully debunk them.
Do not start sentences with FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so).
Limit your use
s (example: its, shes, wouldve
Do not start sentences with it unless the antecedent is clear to the reader. No:
It is a shame when Christmas trees catch on fire. Yes: We looked through the
window at the skunk. It sat there, f
at and happy, eating what was left on the
t use first
Maintain consistent use of third
Do not use slang unless it is included in dialogue.
Do not start sentences with there or
here (example: There is a place that I
love very much.).
No short paragraphs! A paragraph consists of
sentences. I will mark the paper down for all paragraphs consisting of short,