illustrative essay advising your readers of something they should do (claim) and the supporting points or reasons for doing it

Write an example/illustrative essay advising your readers of something they should do (claim) and the
supporting points or reasons for doing it. Include a variety of examples that illustrate your claim’s
supporting points or reasons.
Illustrate to your readers how they can improve their lives by taking your advice, and give at least three
clearly explained, detailed, and vivid examples of the behaviors and/or actions you recommend.
You must use at least one personal and one hypothetical example. If you choose to use a
research/data example, you are only allowed ONE, and you must cite it according to MLA
guidelines. Since we haven’t covered MLA guidelines in detail yet, please do your best using the
following list of example MLA bibliographic citation entries:
Books: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/06/
Print Journals/Periodicals/Magazine Sources: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/07/
Electronic/Web Sources: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
Other: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/09/
The types of examples you include in your essay will be determined by the type of advice you give.
Each example should be fully developed and correspond to the larger, supporting reasons/points stated
in your introduction.
Examples of topics I have read in the past include, but are not limited to:
1) Live a Healthy Lifestyle
2) Adopt a Pet
3) Stay in School
4) Take Advantage of Life
5) Get Outdoors
6) Be a Young Parent
7) Be an Older Parent
8) Get Married Young
9) Get Married Later in Life
10) Go to College Directly after High School
11) Return to College Later in Life
12) Recycle
13) Make a Commitment to X
14) Give Back by Volunteering
15) Buy American
16) Take Time to Travel