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DUE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28TH! Expository Essay
Directions: Choose one of the following tiered essay prompts to answer and complete this rough draft packet. Please do your best work; this is your first major writing test to see if you can answer a prompt with a formal, well-organized and well-supported essay.
When you turn in your final draft, please be sure to include all of the following:
Write a formal, academic, five paragraph essay about “growth mindset”. Using the infographics provided, explain what growth mindset is, how it is different than a “fixed mindset”, and how it can be beneficial in school and life.
Write a formal, academic, five paragraph essay about “grit”. Watch Angela Duckworth’s TED Talk video, “The key to success? Grit”. Using the video, explain the concept of grit, how grit can impact success in school, and explore the lifelong benefits of having grit. http://tinyurl.com/lb28fpo
Write a formal, academic, five paragraph essay describing your high school. Include an explanation of the student body, staff, and classes or programs.
Thesis Statement + Essay Map:
Liberty is a (adjective) high school that serves (adjective) students, with (adjective) staff, and offers (adjective) classes and programs.
Choose one of the following formats and create an outline or graphic organizer for your essay. Be sure to write out the topic sentences for each of your body paragraphs and organize them in the same order as you present them in your thesis statement and essay map.