Imagine that you have graduated with your degree. Your institution has recognized your writing skills and would like for you to share your problem solving skills by writing an informal blog post that will help first year students in your field of study to address a problem they might face. The blog post will be published on the University website and will be read by many students.
Select a personal problem that college students in your field of study might be facing and that you have personal experience with. Write to this audience and identify for them a way they can address this issue, based on your own success with addressing the issue. Demonstrate to them how this one strategy will benefit them. If you are studying psychology, for example, you might write to help fellow students to deal with their stress or perhaps their bouts with depression or anxiety. If you are studying law enforcement, you might help your audience to see how they might deal with the problem of identity theft. If you are studying to be a teacher, you might help fellow students to deal with their challenges with time management.
You may use only one outside source to help support your ideas, but the focus is on establishing your point about the issue, to share your knowledge and experience, and to use appropriately informal language, rather than writing a formal research paper. If you do use a source, you must still cite it using APA citation format.
Your blog post should be between 4–5 paragraphs long, or around 600–700 words.