outline help-English homework help

outline help-English homework help

Outline, Working Thesis Statement, & Starting Draft Due Week 5 and worth 90 points

Instructions: Every powerful essay starts with an idea that grows and improves over time, and you

are well on your way to discovering the power of your own writing!

Writing Activity 2 has four sections to complete. You will complete them in a

Microsoft Word document. These important activities will help you plan a sound

essay. They will also help you identify what additional research is needed. By the end

of week 5, you’ll have your plan in place and will be ready to draft your essay!

Section 1

Outline Create an outline. The outline is the plan for what will be included in your essay. See

your webtext for information on how to create a great outline.

ASSIGNMENT 2

Section 3

Starting Draft This is your opportunity to set up your essay format and write the first two

paragraphs. Follow the directions below.

Set up your document

Create a new Word document

Set up the format by creating the following:

Cover page (Title of the paper, author’s name, Strayer

University, and course name and professor)

Page numbers in the header or footer of your

document

Title the second to last page “Sources” – you will build

your numbered source list on this page

Title the last page “Feedback”

Source list

Feedback section (add a title)

Write the first two paragraphs

Introduction paragraph

Did you grab the reader’s attention? (For example, by using

statistics, a personal story, a compelling statement, a question,

etc.)

Is your thesis statement one sentence?

Did you include your thesis statement in the first paragraph?

Does your thesis statement tell the reader what your essay is

about?

Did you provide enough background information to help your

audience understand the subject matter and your position?

Did you define key terms for your audience?

First body paragraph

Make sure you have a topic sentence and supporting points

Make sure you explain how all ideas or quotes that you take

from your research fit your supporting point

Section 4

Feedback Reflection List the feedback you received from your instructor on Writing Activity 1:

Prewriting & Research Packet.

Explain how you used the feedback to guide your work.

Describe how this feedback will help you with future writing.

Section 2

Working Thesis Statement This is a one-sentence statement summarizing the main idea of your essay. It should

tell your reader what your topic is, what your position is on the topic, and how you will

support it.

Section 3

Starting Draft This is your opportunity to set up your essay format and write the first two

paragraphs. Follow the directions below.

Set up your document

Create a new Word document

Set up the format by creating the following:

Cover page (Title of the paper, author’s name, Strayer

University, and course name and professor)

Create your running header (name of your paper in the top

header section)

Page numbers (top of page, right aligned)

Title the second to last page “References”

Title the last page “Feedback”

Reference page

Feedback section (add a title)

Write the first two paragraphs

Introduction paragraph

Did you grab the reader’s attention? (For example, by using

statistics, a personal story, a compelling statement, a question,

etc.)

Is your thesis statement one sentence?

Did you include your thesis statement in the first paragraph?

Does your thesis statement tell the reader what your essay is

about?

Did you provide enough background information to help your

audience understand the subject matter and your position?

Did you define key terms for your audience?

First body paragraph

Make sure you have a topic sentence and supporting points

Make sure you explain how all ideas or quotes that you take

from your research fit your supporting point

Section 4

Feedback Reflection List the feedback you received from your instructor on Writing Activity 1:

Prewriting & Research Packet.

Explain how you used the feedback to guide your work.

Describe how this feedback will help you with future writing.

RUBRIC Grading for this activity will be based on the following rubric:

1. The student did not submit an outline.

The student submit- ted a partially complete outline.

The student submitted an outline.

Outline

Weight: 35%

POINTS: 90

Criteria No Credit 0%

Partial Credit 50%

Full Credit 100%

WRITING ACTIVITY 2: OUTLINE, WORKING THESIS STATEMENT, & STARTING DRAFT

2. The student did not submit a thesis statement.

The student submitted a partially complete a thesis statement. Either the position on the topic or main supporting points were missing.

The student submitted a complete thesis statement.

Thesis Statement

Weight: 25%

3. The student did not submit a starting draft.

The student submitted a partially completed starting draft.

Starting Draft

Weight: 20%

4. The student has many grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and formatting errors.

The student has some grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and formatting errors.

The student has no or few grammar, mechanics, punctuation, and formatting errors.

Editing

Weight: 5%

5. The student did not submit a feedback reflection.

The student lists the feedback and partially explains how the feedback was used to improve the thesis, outline, and draft. The student partially describes how they will use the feedback in future written communications.

The student lists the feedback and fully explains how the feedback was used to improve the thesis, outline, and draft. The student fully describes how they will use the feedback in future written communications.

Feedback Reflection

Weight: 15%

The student submitted a completed starting draft.

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