Currently, you are a college student enrolled in a first-year composition course, which includes
demanding reading and writing assignments. While participating in this course, it is critical that
students reflect on their varied experiences with learning to read and write. Compose an essay about
your relationship with reading and writing. Reflect on the first time(s) that you learned this craft.
Describe your feelings of achievement in learning to read and write. Describe your caregiver(s),
teacher(s), coach(es), etc. who taught you the value of acquiring literacy, and the methods (good or bad)
that they utilized to teach you. Consider adding humor to your written composition, and be sure to
discuss three different aspects of your relationship with literacy. Here is an outline of your five-paragraph essay:
I. Introductory Paragraph: Give a brief background of the topic. Build context for the points
that you will address later in the body of the essay. Include an attention-getter such as a
question and/or a quotation in the introduction. Consider including an anecdote. Include
your three-part thesis statement in the very last sentence.
II. First Body Paragraph: In the second paragraph of the essay, the writer must include the
first point in the topic sentence. Be sure to elaborate and provide several sentences of
support for the first point.
III. Second Body Paragraph: In the third paragraph of the essay, the writer must include the
second point in the topic sentence. Be sure to elaborate and provide several sentences of
support for the second point.
IV. Third Body Paragraph: In the fourth paragraph of the essay, the writer must include the
third point in the topic sentence. Be sure to elaborate and provide several sentences of
support for the third point.
V. Concluding Paragraph: Include a slightly-reworded three-part thesis statement as the very
first sentence. Summarize all of the key points from the paper. Include the same quotation
that you used in the introductory paragraph. Remember that no new information belongs
in the conclusion.
Follow Assignment 1 Template’s guidelines:
Double-space the entire paper.
Include a title—4 to 12 words (only phrases and not sentences).
Spell out contractions.
Indent each paragraph.
Each paragraph should be 5 to 7 well-developed sentences—500 to 600 words
Use Times New Roman or Arial size 12 font.
Insert the student’s last name followed by the page number in the header area of the paper.
Use one-inch margins. Note: Margins are preset, so there is no need to adjust them.
Save the Assignment 1 Template to your flash drive so there will not be any formatting errors