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Submission Type


Professor Name

Dr. Brandi Bradley

Course Number


Course Title

Composition I

Description of Work

I grew up in a small town known as Goodman. My family has spent many years here as we own most of the land in said town. While my ancestors migrated here, our ways of cultivating have made a considerable impact on the town. I got to enjoy fresh fruit every morning and vegetables straight from the field. We have always had an abundance of food, so much that we share it with everyone. Everything from the berries and watermelon to beans and cotton. It was a large gathering place for the town as well. Even at this moment, the memories of those days in Mississippi with my grandfather and grandmother remain key moments in my life. Harvesting the garden with them and waking up early to gather and pick peas. This made me appreciate agriculture more. My family had a big hand in the agricultural industry as they grew the majority percentage of legumes and raised the livestock to make the meals that the people of Goodman see before them. In so that our crops are so commonly found on the plates of every meal in Goodman, Mississippi.

Description of Assignment

Abstract for The Geographical Area Unofficial but Should Be Official Argument Geographical areas have things they specialize in or are known for. Students were asked to select something from their hometown (either birth home, current home, or aspirational home) and build an argument establishing that what they selected is the unofficial icon of that hometown. Students used the Toulmin Style for their arguments and based them on their own insights as residents of that geographical area. The purpose of the assignment was to ask students to pay attention to the space that shaped them and understand what makes it special.



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