Here is the offering of a student who read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? This student gets right to the point of the book, i.e., what does it mean to be human? It’s a grand philosophical question, and one that, clearly, our students can grapple with in middle school.
To some extent he runs out of steam when he gets to his conclusion paragraph, but this only slightly diminishes the power of his thesis.
I feel that this student really turned a corner with this paper. It seems to me that he has “burned through the boring” of essay writing and is making the writing his own. He has become a writer of non-fiction in his own right.