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The Day I Was Born Example Essay

Niaja F.
African Amer. Lit
The Day I Was Born

On February 12th, 1994 I was born. Early that morning my mother woke up with the feeling of a full bladder, and the gush of her water breaking. She made a few phone calls to everyone telling them it is time and then was off to the hospital with her parents. 

Once she checked into the hospital she was hooked up to monitors and cords for this and cords for that and being asked hundreds of questions. After being put on medication to make her contractions stronger and a pretty painful but un-forgetful labor I was born. She say was one of the happiest moments in her life when she held me in her arms for the first time. 

Early that morning she woke up with the urge to go to the bathroom and a gush of fluid came out, which is nothing new, she was 8 months pregnant. As she was walking to the bathroom she felt another gush of what she thought was urine. She went to the bathroom and did her business and then went to lie on the couch there she had another gush of fluid that’s when she knew that her water had broken. 
She quickly called her doctor and told him that she thought that her water had broken. Just a few minutes later the doctor called her back and asked her some questions and then told her to go to the hospital. Her doctor called the hospital when they got off the phone to let them know that she was on her way. She called my grandmother and said its time, She said ok I will be over in a few minutes. After getting off the phone with her she called her best friend Shina and she didn’t answer. She tried a few more times before she left in her car to go to her mom house and tried calling Shina again and still didn’t get an answer. She got to her mom house and she was still trying to get her hair and make-up done. My mom told her forget that stuff we have to go. It was a ten-minute ride to the hospital but my mother said it seemed like forever. 

They get to Ingles Hospital in Harvey Illinois and the doctors...

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1 Essay #1: The Day I Was Born
In Rita Dove’s essay she writes about a summer of growing up during the Civil Rights movement.In this assignment you will write about the history you find on or around your day and month of birth.

2 Essay #1: The Day I Was Born
To start You will use the ProQuest database through BTC Library or Angel to search.BTC Library for ProQuestAngel ProQuest

3 Essay #1: The Day I Was Born
Step 1 Find one (1) article from one (1) of the following newspapers using the day and month of your birth:Seattle Post IntelligencerWall Street JournalNew York Times

4 Essay #1: The Day I Was Born
Step 2 Find one (1) article from the one (1) of the following popular magazines using the day and month of your birth:TimeNewsweek

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Step 3 Find one (1) article from the one (1) of the following journals (periodicals) using the day and month of your birth:The EconomistSmithsonianNature

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Step 4 Read your three (3) articles.For example: a story from The Seattle PI about Mt Baker Forest.

7 Essay #1: The Day I Was Born
Step 5 Summarize each of the three (3)articles and their important to you to develop an outline organizing the order of each summary.Click here to open the Outline Template File

8 Essay #1: The Day I Was Born
Step 6 Draft your essay using your article summaries. Express a main idea, transitions to your summaries and provide APA references.Click here to open Student Example Essay

9 Essay #1: The Day I Was Born
Final Step Read over paper, make corrections, check APA citations in References at the end; upload to the Essay #1 Dropbox in Week 3. Yippee!!!


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