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WR 121 Essay #2

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WR 121

 

Essay #2: Work

Choose one of the following questions and answer in an essay that is 2-4 pages, typed. 

1.  Describe one really bad day at work.  In your thesis, explain why the day was so bad.  Then, in the body of your essay, tell the story of what happened that day. 

2.  Describe one really good day at work.  In your thesis, explain why the day was so wonderful.  Then, in the body of your essay, tell the story of what happened that day.

3.  Describe a job that was empowering.  Talk about the different aspects of the job that made you feel good about yourself and your abilities.  You might choose to discuss the job tasks, your boss, customers, etc.

4.  Describe a job that was dehumanizing.  Talk about the different aspects of the job that made you feel really bad about yourself and your abilities.  Discuss job tasks, boss, customers, etc.

5.  Make up your own question about work.  Check with me before starting.


You will be graded according to these criteria:
• Main idea is interesting and very clear.
• Ideas are developed with numerous specific details.
• Introduction is LIVELY and interesting!
• Your own strong voice comes through in the writing.
• Essay shows evidence of revising, editing, and proofreading.


Due: ___________
 

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June 10, 2011, 12:23 pm
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