Introduction Essay

Outline and Introductory Paragraph Worksheet

Create an outline and introductory paragraph in preparation for writing a complete Personal Plan due in Week Five. Use the following information to assist you with the content of your outline and introductory paragraph: Ethical Lens Inventory results.

Career Interests Profiler results
Career Plan Building Activity: Competencies results
Your SMART goals, including those identified in the University of Phoenix Material: Goal Setting

Use the following to assist you with the writing of your outline:

Sample Outline in the CWE
MyFoundationsLab: The Writing Process
MyFoundationsLab: Prewriting

1. Topic Comparing my career interest results with my prior personal opinion a. Subtopic Understanding my strengths
b. Subtopic How SMART goals fit in.
2. Topic Competencies Results
a. Subtopic Strengthening my Results
b. Subtopic Improving my weaknesses

Use the following to assist you with the writing of your introductory paragraph:

MyFoundationsLab: Developing and Organizing a Paragraph
MyFoundationsLab: The Topic Sentence
MyFoundationsLab: Recognizing a Paragraph

Introductory Paragraph:

I have wanted to go to college since I was twelve; I believed it would be exciting to go to school as an adult. When I became a teenager I thought I had decided that I wanted to be a school teacher, but as we grow these things change. I then attempted college for something completely different but was unable to finish due to tragic circumstances. Now at twenty-six years old I have found what I truly want to do with my life. I took a career interest profiler, a program that provides you with possible occupations that match your interests. After taking the profiler, I find I may slightly disagree. However, my results did show me new things about myself I did not know. From these results, I have created some SMART goals to help achieve my ultimate goal. After taking a competency test I realized I had some great strengths and weaknesses. I plan to reinforce these strengths as well as improving my faults. With all this information, I plan to obtain a better understanding of myself and what my interests are so I may reach my career goals.

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