Sam Haygood

Semester of Creation


Submission Type


Professor Name

Dr. Brandi Bradley

Course Number


Course Title

Composition I

Description of Work

What looks to be an ordinary chocolate cake sits unassumingly on a plate, but as the spoon pushes in for the first bite, it cracks through the outer crust of the cake and unexpectedly sinks into the center. Something special is about to come. As the spoon pulls out, the cake appears to be almost melting off the edge, and the prospect of waiting to eat it seems near impossible. This is the experience of my family’s best special occasion dessert, the truffle cake.

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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