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Professor Barron - ENC 1101


Assignment Details

Description:  Use process analysis to teach your audience how to do one of the step-by-step processes listed below. In addition to choosing a topic that aligns with your pathway/career field, I would strongly urge you to select a process that you feel you are uniquely qualified to teach; however, you will have the opportunity to do some research for extra help.  Explain the process one step at a time, and be sure to provide your reader with enough detail to make each step clear. (Note: Although you will be explaining the steps of a process, do not write your essay as a numbered list. You must compose your essay in the traditional paragraph structure.)

Possible topics:

  • AHCD: How to write a song
  • Business: How to shop smartly
  • Education: How to study for an exam
  • Health Sciences: How to maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • IMCT: How to drive defensively
  • Public Safety: How to practice basic safety precautions on a daily basis
  • SBSHS: How to be a good friend or partner
  • STEM: How to create and maintain a budget

(If you would like more explanation about the eight career paths at Broward College, visit BC's "Programs and Degrees" webpage.)

IMPORTANT: A successful process analysis essay should go beyond simply explaining how to do the particular process; it must also make an argument that reinforces WHY or HOW the reader might benefit from knowing how to do these steps. Also, consider how your writing will respond and adapt to a variety of potential audiences, who will have differentiated knowledge levels and experiences.


Assessment:  Your grade will derive from your abilities to describe successfully the process of your choosing using a variety of specific details and examples, to argue a clear claim/thesis, and to organize your thoughts in an effective, chronological manner to help your reader clearly understand your argument. Consult the Essay Rubric for a detailed list of the criteria that comprise A, B, C, D, and F essays.


Requirements:  You should submit a 750-word essay, typed and double-spaced.  Use Times New Roman font in 12-pt size.  Format your paper according to MLA guidelines with at least two outside sources to support your process details.  Essay must also include a Works Cited page in MLA formatting.


Due Dates: TBD