Many changes happened in Okonkwo's village and the surrounding areas. You, as a young member of the village, want to institute yet another change.
Your assignment is to think of a change you would make in the daily life/customs of the village. Present your idea to the egwugwu to persuade them to approve of your idea. When you write this, it will be in the form of a speech.
The first thing you need to do is make a list of the ceremonies and traditions of the villagers. Include things like the number of wives the men have, how the bride price is agreed upon, and how the villagers settle disputes. Then think of something you would like to add or change. Perhaps you are a young girl who wants to choose her own husband or a young boy who does not want to hunt or go to war with the men of the village.
Next, make a list of all the reasons that your change is beneficial to you personally and to the clan. Think about how you would implement your change. Tell what you think the results of the change would be.
Write as if you were at a village meeting, addressing the egwugwu. How would you bring up your subject? Use this as your opening paragraph. Then write one paragraph for each of your arguments, using logical evidence to support your statements and fill out your paragraphs. What would you say in closing your speech to convince the egwugwu of the merits of your plans? Use that as your closing paragraph.
When you have finished writing your first draft, ask another student to read it. After reading, (s)he should tell you what (s)he liked best about your paper, which parts were difficult to understand, and ways in which your work could be improved. Reread your paper considering your critic's comments, and make corrections you think are necessary.
Do a final reading of your paper, double checking your voice, organization, ideas, conventions, word choice, and sentence structure.