ILLUSTRATION ESSAY PROMPT
To ILLUSTRATE is to use vivid examples to support your main point. In a written essay, examples will often serve to illustrate a general statement (in this case, your thesis)
Based on the texts that we read, provide your own comprehensive definition of what “community” means to you and then illustrate it with examples. Your definition of community will serve as your thesis statement. You will then support your argument via textual evidence and your own vivid examples from your personal experience. This is not a research essay. Your examples should be based on your personal experiences and observations as well as the Unit 1 texts. You will cite from at least one Unit 1 text in your essay.
QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER:
What shapes my identity?
How do others shape my identity? Who are “we”?
What is a community? What does it mean to be a member of a community? As a member of a community, what responsibilities do I have to that community? What communities do I belong to, and how have these communities shaped who I am? What does it mean to be outside a community, to be other? Why is a community important?