Summary of assignment
Task: Narrate an event or describe your interactions with a person you have encountered in
your past work or community experiences.
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Length: 800-1200 words
Sources: none required
Outcomes you should achieve by completing this assignment
This essay gives you an opportunity to reflect on and write about your engagement with your
work or community. As you complete the tasks required for this assignment, you will be
working towards several of the course outcomes:
• Choose a topic of appropriate scope (Course outcome 1)
• Organize information clearly in narration of an event or description a person (Course
outcomes 1 and 2)
• Use an introduction paragraph with a thesis statement and a concluding paragraph to
frame an essay (Course outcomes 1 and 2)
• Demonstrate accurate grammar and mechanics in writing (Course outcome 3)
• Participate in the process of receiving feedback and revising your writing (Course
Choosing a topic
When choosing a topic for this essay, think about a person or event in your work or community
life that was important to you. Is there a person who taught you something, through words or
actions, perhaps by setting either a good example or a bad one? Is there an event that
challenged you or marked a turning point for you?
If you choose an event, make sure it is a well-defined event and not one that is too broad. For
example, a confrontation with a coworker could make a good topic; it is a well-defined event
that takes place over a short period of time. On the other hand, a job you held for a year is not
a well-defined event and covers too large of a time period. Many events happened to you in the
course of that job, so try to identify one that was particularly meaningful.
You might consider these possibilities in selecting a topic:
• A situation you encountered at work or in your community that involved a failure
• A situation you encountered at work or in your community that involved an important
• A person (a supervisor or co-worker) who has been a mentor and/or contributed to your
growth as a professional
• A person or event that represented a negative example of professionalism
• Your first day on a particular job and what you learned from that first day
• A situation in which you had to make an ethical choice at work or in your community
Organizing your essay
Organize your essay into several paragraphs, including the following:
• an introductory paragraph with a thesis statement
• body paragraphs that support the thesis statement
• a concluding paragraph
Point of view
For this essay, feel free to use “I” and “me” (first person point of view) in describing your
experience. While you may have been discouraged from using first-person point of view in
previous classes, please note that this essay is one that lends itself to first-person point of view.
However, you should not write “to the reader” by using the pronoun “you” (second person
point of view) in referring to the reader. You also should not use “you” to refer to various
people. For example, instead of “At this job, you had to pay attention to detail,” you would
write, “At this job, I had to pay attention to detail” or “At this job, employees had to pay
attention to detail.”
Formatting your essay
Use APA style to format your essay, including the following guidelines:
• Use one-inch margins.
• Double space.
• Use size 12 Times New Roman font.
• Include a running head.
• Include page numbers.
• Include a title page.
Note: An abstract is not required.
Step-by-step instructions for setting up your paper according to APA style can be found in the
Effective Writing Center’s APA Manuscript Style video, also found in Week 1 of the course