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Prompt:  Write a 700-1050 word essay about misperception.

Discussion of the prompt:  We all struggle with perceptions daily.  There have been times when others have stereotyped us based only on the clothes we wore or the way we talked.  There have been situations when we have stereotyped or misperceived others for the same reasons.  Write a narrative essay describing one of those situations.  In writing your essay, consider the following questions:

On being misperceived

On misperceiving

What was the person’s initial perception of you?

What caused that perception?

How did their perception of you change over time?

How did their perception affect your relationship?

Why did being misperceived matter?

What was your initial perception of that person?

What caused that perception?

How did your perception of that person change over time?

How did your perception affect your relationship?

Why did misperceiving that person matter?
 

Submission Guidelines: 

Typed: Times New Roman 12-point font

Double spaced

700 - 1050 words

Follow MLA format

o   Name information in upper left corner of the first page

o   No cover pages

o   Page numbers in the upper-right corner of each page with last name

o   1” margins

o   Paragraphs indented