Perspective on Homelessness
Required minimum length: 800 words. (Yes, 797 is OK. No, 770 is not. Yes, you can write more than 800.)
For this assignment, you will take a story from your own life (one that you are comfortable sharing and writing aboutWe’re spending the semester reading memoirs, or personal narratives, from individuals who have interesting life stories to share. But wait — doesn’t everyone have an interesting life story to share? I think so. What’s yours?
For this assignment, you will take a story from your own life (one that you are comfortable sharing and writing about) and place it in some larger context. You might choose to write about:
- A pivotal experience and how it’s shaped you.
- How you came to believe, realize, or appreciate something.
- An important person in your life and how he or she has been influential.
- Anything else that stands out as a key part of your life that would lend itself well to this assignment.
Whatever you choose, you’ll want to keep your story focused, and you’ll want to impart some larger meaning. Think about the larger meanings in the narratives we’ve read so far and what lessons we’ve taken from Tan, Wiesel, and Vance. What can we learn
from your story?
Keep in mind that your assignment is to write a short personal narrative and not a full biography! For starters, that will be boring for you to write. But mostly, 800 words are not nearly enough to write everything about yourself; you’ll be glossing over a lot and not giving us any real story or lesson.
You will earn an A and all 100 points for this assignment if you:
- Write a well-organized narrative that has a beginning, a middle, and an end.
- Make your story stand out. After all, everyone’s got a story. What makes yours special? Why should anyone care?
- Explain things well, with good details, careful descriptions, and a logical progression of ideas.
- Use proper grammar, mechanics, and word choice.
- Use well-structured paragraphs.
- Proofread for content and clarity.
- Follow MLA formatting.
No citations are required for this paper, though if you do refer to any sources, you will need to cite them appropriately.
Children pay minimal attention to their environment, as they are always concerned about completing an assignment or joining others outside to play. However, in as much as the cycle of children’s daily activities may not actively include attention to other people’s welfare, there are often cases in which some experience definitive moments, which end up changing their approach and perception towards certain issues in society. Mine came in the fifth grade when I made an effort to take a moment and talk to a homeless boy who was slightly older than me, but who had always taken an interest in me as long as I had known him. He always made a point of asking me what I had learned in school and whether I could lend him my books. When I one day…………
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