how and why your high school did or did not prepare you for college, or about how/why a particular mentor (person who helped you) had an influence on your academic career and educational opportunities.

how and why your high school did or did not prepare you for college, or about how/why a particular mentor (person who helped you) had an influence on your academic career and educational opportunities.
Project Web: Essay Prompt
Writing Task:
Write a narrative-based essay that makes a point relating to culture and education, and supports its position through the use of description, narrative examples and evidence, necessary background information, and careful reasoning.
Central Question for Writing Task:
How has your cultural background had an impact on your education and how you interact in academic enviroments?
Sample Topics:
1.    You might write about how your unique cultural background prepared you for academic environments and college life
2.    You might write about challenges and struggles you faced because academic expectations and educational environments are different in your home country/state
3.    You might write about how and why your high school did or did not prepare you for college, or about how/why a particular mentor (person who helped you) had an influence on your academic career and educational opportunities.
4.    You might write about how your cultural background is or is not acknowledged by the education system in this country, and how or why it should be.
5.    You might write about how your culture is negatively or positively viewed in mainstream American academic environments such as CSUN, and how this impacts your education and the education of other students.