English 12, Sem 2
Senior Reflective Essay Prompt
Reflective Essay: Students will write a senior reflection essay based on “Finding Future Happiness Beyond High School.” Support your essay with research focused on future goals and career options.
Final copies of your essay and your rough draft (along with the rest of the work for this course) will be due by June 3rd for seniors participating in EPHS graduation and June 5th as the final acceptance date for credit! Please email me with any questions! Your Paper should include:
A completed Rough Draft Outline of your Reflective Essay. A well developed Introduction–Hook your audience into your subject.
A quality narrative that explores your future plans, Include job research, next steps in life: college, vocational school, workforce and employment opportunity. A quality Conclusion–wrapping up your thoughts on your future goals and ambitions.
Your essay is about your life in the next five/ten years, so it should follow a narrative structure. Write the essay in 1st person.
Your essay should be at least two pages in length and must include 1 secondary source. Format your paper in standard MLA. Double Space, 12 font, Times New Roman and 1 inch margins. When citing/quoting secondary sources please format paper in MLA.
Include work cited page.
The structure of your Reflective Essay should focus on these following important aspects:
How will this occupation bring you happiness?
o Does this career require a college or technical degree?
o How many years of school?
o What are viable options to attend colleges for this career?
o What skills does the career require?
o Do you have to have these skills in order to have this career? If so please explain in detail why you think you have these skills?
I know that money is not everything in a job but it does pay the bills. Please included Salary Information:
o What is the annual salary or hourly rate? o Does it stay the same or does it increase annually?
o What is the least you could make? Most?
o Does education make a difference in salary?
Job Duties & Type of Work:
o What is the job description?
o What hours/days are required to work?
o Is this a career that can be found in any city?
o Is this work done inside or outdoors?
o Is this job in high demand?
Life goals/expectations blended to Job Benefits & Job Drawbacks
o What are the benefits of this career?
o What are some things that may not be so great about the career?
o How do you envision your life being in this occupation?
o Will this job support a family?
English 12, Sem 2