Week 3 Assignment 1: Personal Essay

Due Week 3 and worth 100 points

Write a personal reflection on why you chose the topic that you did. Include three (3) reasons why the topic is meaningful to you.

Write a two (2) page paper in which you:


  1. Include a clear introduction and thesis statement.
  2. Identify the three reasons why this category and topic are meaningful to you.
  3. Each main body paragraph should match the reasons stated in your thesis. Suggested paragraph length is 5-7 sentences each.
  4. Include a clear conclusion that restates your thesis.


Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:


  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. Note: The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

****Topic is “Surviving your Teenager”

Topic Sources


American Academy of Pediatrics, “Positive Discipline Strategies”

Blakemore, “The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain”

The Center for Parenting Education, “Survival Strategies”

LifeCare, “Positive Parenting Strategies for the Teenage Years”

Pickhardt, “Ten Practices of Effective Discipline with Your Adolescent”

Suttie, “What Adolescents Really Need from Parents”


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