Spring Semester Essay #1

Essay #1 (Spring Semester)


You may either write your essay on “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells, or “The Story of My Life” by Helen Keller. This is a response essay, where you create and defend/explain your opinion on the chosen text. We worked on this type of essay last semester, and everyone did a great job! If you have any questions about thesis statements, MLA formatting, or In-Text citations, look below to previous posts, or email/text me. Good luck!


MLA Formatting

Works Cited Page

In-Texts Citations

Minimum of 2 pages

Minimum of 2 sources (one source may be the book you choose to write about)

Thesis Statement


If unsure of a topic, consider discussing why these books are important to read today (or on the flip side, irrelevant). You could discuss what you believe H.G. Wells was trying to prove about the human condition, or how Helen Keller’s autobiography has impacted the world.



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