(Here's one of the essay prompts we often use in our writing program.)
The Time Machine
This assignment asks you to travel in time to any date in the past, or any date in the future. Your writing sample will be based upon your experience on this new world and what you imagine it would be like. Let your imagination run wild! I will look forward to hearing about your time machine adventure.
Your opening paragraph must create interest by explaining how you feel and what you see in this new time period. Your thesis must introduce three topics of this different world that you are going to discuss.
Each of the three body paragraphs must cover one topic of the new world in detail. Be sure to choose three separate topics and do not overlap the ideas from one body paragraph to another.
The conclusion must include a link, the restatement of your thesis and an interesting ending. The link will revert back to your hook. The restatement of your thesis should be similar to your thesis, but worded differently. The interesting ending should be your attempt to make the reader feel good about what he or she has just read.