Write an application letter explaining why you should receive this scholarship
The purpose of this essay is to give you (or force you) to look back at the work you did throughout the course
and assess the progress you have made as a writer. Try to give an accurate description of your on-going
development as a writer by reflecting on your writing habits before, during, and after this course. Be sure to
support this description with quoted examples taken from your own work.
Assignment: Imagine that you are applying for a full-ride scholarship that will be awarded for outstanding
writing progress and performance in ENG 101. Write an application letter explaining why you should
receive this scholarship. Use pieces or quotes from your own writing as evidence.
Topics and Questions to consider: CHOOSE ONE TO WRITE ABOUT. DO NOT TRY TO ANSWER ALL OF
THE QUESTIONS AND DO NOT STRUCTURE YOUR ESSAY BY ANSWERING A FEW.
You need to have a thesis with regard to your progress, and you must provide evidence, drawn from
your own work, that explains and supports your thesis.
Describe your previous approach to writing essays and discuss how the work you have done either reinforced
elements of your past approach or changed them.
From which essay (or writing experience) did you learn the most? Explain what you learned.
What is your best final draft? Think about:
*the way the essay meets the assignment
*what you think are the strongest points of your writing in the essay
*how you think you might revise it and use it as a writing sample for say, job or scholarship applications
Look at the invention work you have done this semester and discuss how specific types of the invention either
helped you or not.
Describe your experiences with and attitudes to doing and receiving peer reviews. Think about:
*the effect of reading other people's papers
*the comments you gave and received
*changing your own essays because of comments you gave and received
*decisions to not accept some workshop advice
By looking at the comments you received from your peers and from me, notice what strengths and weaknesses
seem to pop up. Describe how you will continue to build on your strengths and how you plan to improve your
Discuss how the homework responses helped your writing.
How did the readings help your writing or critical thinking?
Which essay was your favorite? Why?
Which essay was your least favorite? Why?
List the problems you had to overcome in each particular essay you wrote. How did you overcome them in
Name one writing tool that you acquired this semester that you imagine will be useful in all of your future
Name one writing tool that you acquired this semester that you imagine will be useful in some of your future
In reviewing your progress, what surprises you about the writing you completed this semester?
|Academic Level||High school|
|Subject Area||English 101|
|Number of Pages||3 Page(s)/825 words|