Although the process of writing at the academic level is important, identifying a connection with the topic is also critical. Finding a personal interest within your topic, regardless of what class you are taking, will motivate you to find out more, to write with excitement, and encourage you to share what you have discovered with your audience. In addition to the writing process, this assignment will also provide an opportunity for you to find connections and elements of motivation when writing.
Note: To complete this unit’s individual assignment, you must participate in a UNIV103 Live Library Tour.
Select 1 individual of interest to you from the following list:
- Alice Walker
- Helen Keller
- Shaquille O’Neal
- Natalie Portman
- Warren Buffett
- Hillary Clinton
- John McCain
- George W. Bush
- Barack Obama
- Colin Powell
- Peyton Manning
- Oprah Winfrey
- Donald Trump
- J.R.R. Tolkien
- Condoleezza Rice
- J.K. Rowling
- Julia Child
- Denzel Washington
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Booker T. Washington
Using the AIU Library, locate a source(s) and read about your selected individual to find out more about him or her. A Library Resource Guide for this assignment is available for your convenience at this Web site. A Library Resource video tutorial for this assignment is also available at this Web site.
Write a 5-paragraph essay about your selected individual that discusses the following points and uses at least 1 quote and 1 paraphrase from your AIU Library-located source(s). Use citations and aligned references.
Be sure to address the following:
- The reason for your selection of the individual
- The obstacles the individual overcame to achieve success
- The importance of education to the individual
- Tips and inspirational ideas from the individual that you can apply to your educational and professional success
- How learning more about the individual impacted your motivation to succeed
Be sure your paper is typed in a 12-point, Times New Roman font, uses paragraph indention, is double-spaced, uses 1-inch margins (top, bottom, left, and right), and is created using Word.