1. An idea or problem you develop on your own, out of experience and from the essays we have read, that is worthy of consideration and contemplation;
  2. At least one well-drawn scene about your life, full of visual details and thoughtful observations—a scene that balances thought and plot, personal reflection and action;
  3. In-depth treatments of at least two (2) essays from our readings, and adequate reflection about how the essays speak to your main idea or problem;
  4. At least one piece of outside evidence (for example, a movie, a book or a poem) that relates to your idea or problem;
  5. And a concluding paragraph that synthesizes and makes sense of your discoveries.