In an illustrative essay, discuss the contemporary relevance of the following statement by William James: “The more details of our daily life we can hand over to automation, the more our higher powers of mind will be set free for their own proper work.”
Write about a group of people about whom there is a common misconception. Write an illustrative essay in which you develop sufficient evidence to refute that misconception.
Consider activities, ideas, or beliefs, that might be viewed as “the great Canadian myth.” Write a well-organized and well-developed illustrative essay in which you discuss that “myth” in both general and specific terms, using details and examples from your own experience to support your view.
In an illustrative essay, discuss an opinion or belief that you hold as a result of your own experiences, presenting three or four different examples to illustrate your view.
Write an illustrative essay in which you discuss either the beneficial or the detrimental aspects of your own summer work experience.
Choose any ordinary, daily activity that you perform, such as reading, walking, sleeping, or eating, and write a well-organized and detailed illustrative essay in which you discuss several different ways you have found to perform that activity.
Write a well-organized illustrative essay in which you discuss, in very specific detail, your own methods of writing. Consider not only the writing materials that you use but also the different situations, the different kinds of writing, and their relationship to one another.