Create a five (5) paragraph essay with a distinct thesis statement/ dominant impression

Create a five (5) paragraph essay with a distinct thesis statement/ dominant impression.  Your essay should have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Your essay should be 600 – 800 words in length.  Your essay should be based on one of the topics provided below (This assignment must incorporate the MLA style of formatting and documentation.  Also, this assignment must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document.  Do not enter your essay directly into the comment’s area):

 

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  1. Senioritis

 

Think about being a senior with only months left before graduation. Think about not wanting to go to class, about wanting to skip all things resembling homework, and daydreams of what your future holds. What makes a senior fall victim to senioritis? Is it even real, or do people simply feel as though they should act this way before graduation?

 

  1. The perfect shopping experience

 

Does the perfect shopping experience mean an afternoon trying on countless pairs of shoes? Does it mean finding a great bargain? Maybe the perfect shopping experience is being first in line for the new iPhone. Or maybe you hate to shop, so a perfect shopping experience means a few clicks, and packages arrive at your door in three days.

 

  1. Success

 

Would you say a college graduate is successful if he makes $50,000 per year? Does success mean that he needs to make $100,000 or more? Do you think money has nothing to do with success?

 

What if someone has failed many times? Can he or she still be successful? Can failure actually be a success story in disguise?

 

  1. Laziness

 

As you try to define laziness, keep in mind that this definition can vary greatly from one generation to the next. Do your grandparents have a completely different view of what it means to be lazy?

 

Maybe it’s your parents or your boss who has a different definition of lazy. I’m guessing that on at least one occasion in your life one of your parents uttered the phrase, “Don’t be so lazy!”

 

If someone is lazy, do they lack ambition? Maybe what some perceive as lazy isn’t even laziness at all. Perhaps they just have different priorities and didn’t bother to clean their room not because they’re lazy, but because they just don’t care about a spotless environment.

 

  1. The American Dream

 

The definition of the American Dream has shifted over time. The current American Dream isn’t always a spouse of the opposite gender, a home, 2.5 kids, and a white picket fence. While this definition certainly may be true for many, chances are others (like singles and childless couples) have a completely different definition of the American Dream. How does an American immigrant define the American Dream compared to a natural born citizen?

 

  1. Cheating

 

Anyone who has been in a relationship has a definition of cheating. Ever catch your significant other flirting with some old flame on Facebook? Is that cheating? (Most likely, the person doing the flirting will say “no.”)

 

Cheating doesn’t have to only refer to relationships. You might define cheating as it relates to academics. Does having your roommate “help” you write your paper mean you’re cheating?

 

  1. Family

 

Does a family have to be a mother, father, and child? Can a childless couple be a family? What role does extended family play in people’s lives?

 

In some cases, non-relatives, such as friends, stepparents, and mentors are considered family.

 

If a bloodline isn’t necessarily the only criteria for being family, what characteristics or actions define a person as family?

 

  1. Rudeness

 

Remember that guy who cut in front of you at the convenience store? Or how about that lady who bumped into you and didn’t even say “excuse me”? It’s pretty easy to think of examples of rude behavior in our society, so decide what you feel is rude and get to work defining it!

 

  1. Home

 

What makes a house a home? To some, home is always the place where you grew up. To others, home is where they’re living at the time.

 

But what makes a home so special? People usually feel calm, relaxed, and happy at home. Why is your own home more than just a place to live?

 

  1. Honesty

 

This is one of those grey-area terms (at least to many people). Does honesty mean telling the truth no matter what? If you hate your friend’s new haircut, do you tell her? If your friend’s girlfriend is cheating on him, do you say something? If you have knowledge of something and lie by omission, can you still be considered honest?

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