ENG002 Intensive English II|Essay

Write a multi-paragraph essay providing (defining) your personal criteria for happiness and exploring whether or not you have achieved happiness based on these criteria. For this writing assignment, your response should be persuasive, thoughtful, and detailed, showing various points that support both the criteria you have chosen to define happiness and your discussion of how closely you currently “match” this definition. Logical evidence that backs up your opinion should be used throughout. The essay should clearly explain what you think it means to be happy and whether or not you currently fit or match the definition you present. The first paragraph will offer an interesting introduction that pulls the reader into your views on how happiness should be defined using specific criteria. The following two paragraphs need to include main points that prove how and why your criteria define happiness (one criterion per paragraph), evidence supporting these criteria, and analysis explaining how the evidence supports each point. The next paragraph (#4), needs to discuss whether or not your situation matches the criteria you used to define happiness and answers the question, “Based on your definition, are you currently happy?” It’s okay for the answer to this question to be “no,” but you should have some idea of what you might need to do to be happier, if that is one of your goals. You may be content as is, which is great. For the purpose of this assignment, just be honest about your current state and your thoughts on why you feel that way. You will need to provide evidence and reasoning to support the match. Your final paragraph should conclude your thoughts on this topic in an interesting, thoughtful way that goes beyond summary and gives your reader something to consider.
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