Directions: Look at three of your “favorite” journal entries from this year. Choose three that best represent your overall growth through the year.
You will be writing an expository paper explaining how you have progressed this school year. You will be using your three chosen journal entries as proof; you will be directly quoting material from your journals.
Thesis statement examples:
I have grown academically this year because I have reached my goal of entering The National Junior Honor Society, kept my grades up, and studied for every test my entire year.
I have grown as a person this year because I reached my goals of good grades, made the basketball ball team, and was a good friend this year.
Students will be asked to look through their journals and the goals they made for this year. They will decide which goals they have met, or new ones they made along the way, and describe in detail how they got there in an explanatory paper.