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English 100
Essay #1: Educational Autobiography
Essay Due: September 18, 2013
Type: In-class Essay
Minimum length: 4 complete pages, skipping lines
For this assignment, you will write an educational autobiography.
For the past three weeks, we have been reading and discussing literacy narratives so that at this
point, if you have been completing the assignments and readings, you should have a clear
understanding of a literacy narrative. Use your knowledge to help you develop your essay to the
following prompt:
Think of a time when you felt like an insider/outsider in a new cultural environment in which the
language was a challenge or in your writing/reading learning experience. See page 43-44 in the
Norton to help you choose a topic.
Hard copy of essay due at the end of class on September 18, 2013;
1. Use a black or blue pen
2. Write name, date, and "Educational Autobiography" in the left-hand margin
3. Skip lines
4. Essay format (introduction with thesis, body paragraphs, and a conclusion)
5. Staple this sheet to the front of your completed draft
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