Think about the language you speak with close friends or family members. What are some of the characteristics of this language that outsiders might find difficult to understand? Write an essay that focuses on the idea of “personal” language- that is, language that creates or reflects closeness among people. In developing your essay, you may call on your own experiences, your observations of others, and your reading (of both fiction and nonfiction). Be sure to provide as many specific examples of language as you can. Formal Requirements: Write a creative title for your essay You must have a clear and focused thesis statement that previews the rest of the essay.
Your thesis statement should imply what you want your readers to appreciate. Include clear topic sentences for each body paragraph. Start a new paragraph when you start a major section of the definition. Include specific details. In developing your essay, use naming and detailing in your descriptions. Your details must support corresponding topic sentences and your narrative’s thesis. Write a strong conclusion that summarizes the entire essay, highlights the significance of your essay, and includes some reflection.