Freewrite 1-2 pages on your personal philosophy on how to write an essay.
What is an essay? What have you learned about writing essays? What do you like about writing them? What don't you like writing about them?
Describe your writing process. What steps do you go through when writing an essay? Do you compose several drafts and revise along the way? Or do you work best under pressure, banging out an essay the night before its due?
Bring the freewrite stapled to class on Thursday.