For this assignment you are telling a story about a significant personal experience and new awareness about yourself and life. You may (but are not required to) reference and incorporate a discussion of Rich’s definition of the term “personal Sputnik moment.” Either way, your emphasis should be on telling your story and describing the significant impact of the experience. Your argument (main claim) should allude to a â€œnew awarenessâ€ that you want your reader to gain from reading your essay. Your purpose should be to get your reader to learn about or see life or your subject in a new way.
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