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Write an essay between 500 and 700 words about a person in your family.

Write an essay that describes a member of your own family.  Find a way to make this person come to life for your readers.

Choose a person that is close to you, and describe this person dramatically and vividly.

Purpose and audience:

Your purpose is to inform your readers about a member of your family in enough descriptive and illustrative detail that they feel that they know this person.

You can assume that the audience for this paper is your class.  They have the same assignment, but they do vary from you in age and background.


Your paper, appropriately titled, should be between two and three typed pages, double-spaced, in a 12-point font.  Include the word count at the top of the page below your name.

Your title should be centered on the first page, one line below your name, and you should begin your te­xt one line below your title. Type your name in the upper left-hand corner and number your pages. Please use white paper, and do not use covers.