Unit 2 Assignment-
Due: by 11:59pm on Sunday of Unit 2.
In this assignment, you will describe one experience that
you have had with ONE of the topics below. Select a topic that you may be
interested in exploring further. The topic you choose for this assignment can
be further explored in the Evaluative and Argumentative Writing Assignments if
you choose to do so.
Here are the topics and some questions you can consider when
crafting your assignment. Please remember that you do not have to answer these
questions. You can just use them as a starting off point on the topic. The main
goal here is to describe an experience associated with one of these topics:
1. Competitive Sports
• When you were a child, did you play competitive sports? Do
you think that your experience playing sports affected how you approach life?
How important is it that sports be competitive?
2. Technology Dependency
• What forms of technology do you currently use? How
dependent on technology would you consider yourself to be? Can you describe one
specific experience that showed why or why not you are dependent on technology?
3. Standardized Testing
• What was your experience like taking a standardized test?
How did you prepare for the test? Did you find that the results from the test
The assignment revolves around you using descriptive
phrasing to explain your experience. The more descriptive you can be with
specific sensory details, the more relatable it will be to the reader. Think
about what you saw, what you heard, what you tasted, what you smelled, and what
you felt as you went through this experience.
• This assignment should be a total of one to two
double-spaced pages. You also should include an APA-style title page and headers.
You should use 12 point Times New Roman font. .
• In most APA-style assignments, you should not use the word
“I.” In this assignment, however, we want you to think subjectively about your
own experiences, so you will need to use “I” and discuss your own life.
ENG110 – College Writing
Descriptive Writing Assignment
• Include the followingo
An introduction that sets up the experience for the reader.
End the introduction with the main idea that lets the reader know the focus of
the paper. What did the experience teach you?
o A body section with at least one paragraph that explains
the experience to the reader.
o A concluding paragraph that wraps up the experience. How
did the experience end? Has the experience changed you in any way?
• This assignment does not require use of outside sources.
If you use outside sources, please realize you must include in-text citations
• Details should be placed in a logical order and content of
the paper fully follows the descriptive prompts and includes all major
descriptive details. Your writing should be free of punctuation, spelling, and
grammar errors and contain appropriate word choice for an academic setting with
clear sentence structure.