Personal Essay

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Personal Essay by Mind Map: Personal Essay

1. What made me start wanting to work

2. why my views are like this

2.1. Supporting sources

2.1.1. Find examples

2.1.2. Find relevant quotes

2.1.3. References Books News sources Blogs Supporting Data Expert reports Third party research Survey data Size of topic

3. Working while going to school

3.1. How times have changed

3.2. Why people should work

3.3. Why its hard to work while going to school.

3.3.1. Inspire someone about your topic?

3.3.2. Specific grade?

3.3.3. Do your best work?

4. 3. Structure

4.1. Decide on your topic focus

4.2. Create list of facts

4.3. Organize facts into categories

4.4. Create chapters from categories

4.4.1. Introduction - why are you writing about this?

4.4.2. Subhead 1

4.4.3. Subhead 2

4.4.4. Subhead 3

4.4.5. Conclusion - what summarizes what is most interesting about your topic?

5. 4. Write and Edit

5.1. Don't be afraid to edit. Simple, memorable information is hard and requires filtering.

6. Administration

6.1. Deadlines

6.2. Contacts

7. 5. Proofread & Finalize

7.1. Cover Page

7.2. Table of Contents

7.3. Bibliography