Opener: There is no written opener for today. Please read the first page of the sample essay packet on your desk, and then read the prompts for the two essays. The prompts are on the back of the second page and on the back of the sixth page.
Handouts in Class: Sample Essays (need to be returned to me)
Work Assigned and Collected:
a. We reviewed some sample essays and what scores they got
1. Aim to have a rough draft of your essay completed by the end of class tomorrow. This rough draft might not contain all your general details, and probably won't have an attention grabber, but it should have your thesis, all your main points, all your evidence, and the explanations for how your evidence connects to your main ideas in the order they will appear in your essay.