Consider two different buildings with which you are familiar in terms of their responsiveness to “human need.” Write an essay contrasting several aspects of these two buildings
Write a personal narrative essay, feature article, or short story about a time when you were faced with an intimidating, yet exhilarating challenge. Use imagery in your writing.
Write an essay in which abstract science is made both interesting and accessible to the average reader (Hint: Stephen Jay Gould, David Suzuki, Steven Hawking, JAred Diamond, and Rachel Carson).
Write an expository essay that explains a Canadian or personal “ritual” for foreign readers. For example, you might explain the ritual of the graduation at your school; traditions followed in your family on birthdays or special occasions; or customs and procedures surrounding going to a big game or concert.
Using a subject-by-subject approach, define and illustrate an ideal that you hold, and then contrast that ideal with a experience that you have had.
Write a well-organized essay in which you contrast Canada and the United States in terms of your own experiences of these two countries, choosing either a subject-by-subject or a part-by-part approach.
Using a subject-by-subject approach, write an essay in which you contrast a fantasy or a daydream that you have had about a person, place, object, or experience, with the “real thing” that you later experienced.
Using a subject-by-subject approach, write a contrast essay in which you discuss the differences between life in a small town and life in a large city based on your experiences. Be sure to use specific details and examples in order to create vivid images in your readers’ minds.
Choose a simile or metaphor that you believe is particularly interesting or appropriate in its expression of the similarities between two subjects. Write an essay in which you develop a full and detailed presentation of that figure of speech as an analogy.
Consider modern “gods” that we worship in society. Then write an essay in which you develop an analogy between a person or a thing and a god. Be sure to use images, details, and words and phrases that clarify and support your analogy.