Essay Work

Date Feb 7 - Feb 8
Teacher Laurie Folliott
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1.  Your introductory paragraph is now overdue.  This must be handed in by Wednesday this week.

To complete this assignment, fill in the blanks in the following:

Being resilient is important in success. Being resilient means "being able to recover quickly from
setbacks" (Encarta Dictionary). It just means         (explain definition)       .  People who lack resilience          (explain what happens when people are unable to recover from setbacks)     . Although it is a difficult skill to develop,            (what is your essay going to show or prove about resilience?)      .

2.  Your body paragraphs were done in class today.  Each body paragraph has a different type of evidence.  To complete these, follow the steps below.

a.  1st Body Paragraph

One excellent example of a resilient person who was successful in spite of setbacks is  (famous person's name). (1. In one sentence, tell
the reader who the person is.) (2. In two to three sentences, explain what s/he had to overcome - what was the setback?) (3.  In two to three sentences, explain how we know the person didn't give up).   __(name of character)__ demonstrated great resilience when/by __________.

b.  2nd Body Paragraph

Another person who is exemplary illustration of the power of resilience is the literary character.... from the (novel/movie/short story) ___(name of movie)___. (1. In one sentence, tell the reader who the person is.) (2. In two to three sentences, explain what he had to overcome - what was the setback?) (3. In two to three sentences, how do I know the person didn't give up?) _name of character_ demonstrated great resilience when/by __________________________.

c.  Third Body Paragraph

I myself have had to learn resilience to overcome some of the obstacles I have had to deal with in my life. (1. In one sentence, tell the reader about the situation.) (2. In two to three sentences, explain what you had to overcome - what was the setback?) (3. In two to three sentences, explain how did you show you didn't give up?) I demonstrated great resilience when/by ____________________________.

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