"ENGL 450 Sample Student Conclusions Fall 2012"
ENGL 450—Essay #1: Sample Student Conclusions Sample Student Conclusion #1: Surviving So many things have happened that I wish hadn’t happened. Of course, thanks to some of those things, I have been able to get something better out of them. My experiences in college [“link”] have made my life fun [“effect on sense of self”]. Those things have helped me become who I am today, I still have a journey to go through in my life. Sample Student Conclusion #2: The Little Barking Dog I am like a little barking dog. At first, I seem cute, running around and barking for someone’s attention. But after a half an hour of the same old thing, people start getting annoyed with my behavior. I feel small compared to the rest of the world, wanting attention but scared to receive it; never wanting to be alone but overwhelmed when I am. These are all traits of a little noisy dog; this is me. Failing to maintain healthy relationships with family and friends [“link”] has made me into a social pariah [“effect on sense of self”]. Sample Student Conclusion #3: Tree of Life My family is just like a tree; a tree that has strong , deep roots, keeping me firmly planted on the ground. My mom is the trunk. She holds my life together. When I am going through a difficult time, she is there to give me the nourishment and love that I need, keeping me rooted to my morals and beliefs. My dad is like the bark of a tree; he is tough and rough on the exterior, but underneath, he is soft and gentle. Like bark that warps itself around a tree, he wraps his loving arms around me, sheltering me from the storms of life with his laughter and encouragement. My brother and sister are the tree branches, which grow wildly and reach out to explore new experiences. Their leaves represent the dreams and achievements that I have yet to accomplish and achieve. No matter how far I may grow in life, my family’s love and encouragement [“link”] keeps me grounded as a young woman [“effect on sense of self”]. Robert Nazar, Chaffey College