For this assignment, write an Informative Essay. Choose one of the following: a Profile or a How-to essay (Writerâ€™s Way, Chapter 13). See below for details:
a. Profile: Interview someone you do not know or do not know well. Find an â€œangleâ€ that will make this person unique or interesting to readers and focus on this angle in your profile. (For an example, read â€œVictor,â€ by Solvejg Wastvedt in WW pp. 226-227; notice how the angle being explored is Victorâ€™s use of things people might throw away.) Describe the person so the reader has a dominant impression of him or her. Work in quotes from your subject as necessary. Do not refer to yourself in the essay.
Note: Do not turn in your interview. Your Profile should be written in essay form, not as a series of questions and answers.
b. How-to: Write an essay explaining how to do something specialized or out of the ordinary. Make your essay interesting and engaging, and write to a specific audience that needs to know or can benefit from learning how to perform this task. (For example, everyone needs to know how to change a tire, but an essay about changing a tire will be more effective if it targets college freshmen who commute to campus.) Include several of the Eight Teaching Tips (WW, pp. 240-242) and be sure to avoid COIK (pp. 239-240). Do not refer to yourself in the essay.
Additional requirements for your Informative Essay:
APA Style (title page, running heads, 12-pt. Times New Roman, double spaced, etc.)