“The Family Unit Has Shaped People’s Experience of COVID-19”
“Big Sibling’s Big Influence: Some Behaviors Run in the Family”
“The New Science of Siblings”
“There is So Much More Than the Nuclear Family, Even Now”
Others with approval
For your assignment, start by choosing one of the readings above. Then, drawing inspiration from the article/essay, create a thesis that argues the value of family, siblings, community, memories, home, or any other topic relevant to our class discussion.
Remember: A strong thesis reads like an opinion—not a fact. Come up with an argument that can be defended with evidence. In this paper, evidence may come from general observation, personal experience, reading, research, etc.
A successful essay will also demonstrate your ability to take an author’s idea and expand upon it, creating your own unique argument. We will do an in-class brainstorm of possible thesis statements.
Process & Requirements
The thesis statement should be featured as the last sentence of your introduction.
In the body of your essay, refer back to the author you have selected by integrating at least 2 individual “quotes” from the reading to complement your own discussion. Choose carefully, and be mindful of length [no more than 4 lines each].
Somewhere in the essay, you must integrate at least (1) personal memory, experience, or anecdote. This will help us practice narrative writing. Please make sure the personal details do not exceed 1 paragraph. I’ll worry about the personal anecdote.