What was your childhood dream job?
Think of a job you have had.
Write a page of rough notes about it, then, looking these over, decide how socially useful or useless the job was.
Now write an inductive argument showing the evidence for your conclusion.
After a rapid first draft, examine what you have said: Do the examples support your thesis? If not, change your thesis to reflect what you have discovered while writing.
Are your examples fully enough explained to make sense to the reader? If not, elaborate. Or is there deadwood? Trim it out.
Read your second-to-last version aloud to help fine-tune its style.
Read the final version aloud to the class.
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
Interview a family member who works outside the home and takes care of a family. Find out how this person copes with the workload. how does he or she balance a job, family responsibilities, domestic work, and personal time. What is the biggest stress element.
Present your interview using a format of your choice:
- a written transcript of the interview
- an oral recording of the interview
- a essay that includes quotations, facts, and conclusions.