PROMPT for your first essay. Write a description of a person who serves as a role model or representative of a value that is important in today’s society. Some examples might be a coach who taught you the true meaning of sportsmanship, a former boss who had the admirable quality of fairness, or someone who overcame a hardship.
Describe this person in terms of a specific incident in which you were both involved. Your essay should create a dominant impression of the person not only from physical details, but from what he or she believes. Some values include courage, honesty, compassion, kindness, reliability, persistence, sympathy, and resilience. Do not confuse values with mere characteristics.