Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me

You are entering a new phase of your formal education, transitioning from high school to college. “Between the World and Me” is, among other things, a meditation on the many experiences that were part of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s education. For the purposes of this essay, we encourage you to think of education as any experience that results in learning and enlightenment, not only formal school experiences.

With this in mind, write an essay that describes and analyzes at least two prominent influences on the author’s educational journey. What impact did the influences have on his thinking and behavior? How has reading this book influenced your thinking about your educational journey?

Write a two- to four-page, double-spaced essay in response to this prompt. Be specific. Use passages from the text to support each of your conclusions. Be sure to include page numbers when you cite the text.

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