Focus: How does the prompt grow into a culminating essay?
1. Warming up: Unraveling the mind-boggling process of how a prompt becomes an outline
2. Developing sub-questions for your prompt
3. Brainstorming the body of your culminating essay
Please note that the numbers 2 and 3 may be switched depending on how your mind works; some people like to outline first, some like to freewrite and brainstorm first. Just do your thing.
Finish your outline and print it by Friday (it can have as much or as little detail as you wish, but the more detail you offer, the more productive feedback I can give).