writing an essay. It is supposed to be 5 pages double spaced and I have one page written. The Prompt is as follows:
In this writing project, you are tasked with writing an exploratory essay. This means that you will narrate in first-person, chronological order the evolution through time of your thinking about an issue or a problem.
You will begin by introducing the question or problem. Then you will describe your inquiry process as you worked your way through sources or different views. You will conclude your paper by explaining where you are now in your thinking and how your understanding of the problem or question has changed. That is, you will present your current answer to your question based on what you have learned so far.
Look at page 43 in Writing Arguments for an organization plan for an exploratory essay. Further, on pages 44-50 you can find an example of a well-written exploratory essay.
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5 double spaced pages with one inch margins
12 point Times or Arial font
MLA format (no title page, 4 line heading upper left of first page, last name/page # in upper right of each page)