In-Class Essay #1
You may use only these tools:
Pen or #2 Pencil
Your Own, Original Outline
An introduction: Description or narrative
A thesis statement: At the end of your introduction
Body paragraphs for each subject
A topic sentence for each paragraph
Examples and explanation for why you chose each item.
A counterargument: examples and explanation for the items that
you didn’t choose.
A conclusion: maybe a prediction of your future in the woods or
some other way to bring closure to your essay
The Essay Question
Write an essay arguing for the supplies you have chosen to take
with you into the wild. Present the issue to readers, and develop
an argument for the purpose of confirming, challenging, or
changing your readers’ views on which supplies are the most
important for survival.
Your final essay should be around 500 words. This will be three
or four pages, hand written. This, of course, is an estimate.
Handwriting varies greatly. Between three and six pages will
likely be the norm for this essay.
Good Luck! May the odds be ever in your favor