English 100 Essay #4

Expectations and Reality

Many come to college quite certain about their course of study, direction in life, and expectations for college culture—and discovered that those early guesses were quite wrong.

Your Writing Task:

Choose one of these options:

  1. Write a comparison/contrast essay discussing the difference between what you expected college life to be and what you have actually experienced.
  2. Write a comparison/contrast essay discussing the difference between the course of study you expected to follow and the direction you are going now.

Hints for Success:

Mechanical details:

Length: The equivalent of a three-page paper. A three-page paper should be between 880 and 1060 words long, not counting title, your name, etc.

Format: Standard MLA format. (12-point Times Roman type, double-spaced, 1" margin all around, MLA header.)

Submitting the paper:

Due Date

This essay is worth 75 points.