Module 4, Lesson 7
Lesson 7 Notes & Assignments
It is time to write!
Ok everyone, this is it! It's time to put all that you've learned about your topic into writing -- how exciting!! We're going to spend the next two days on this, so I really want you to put some dedicated time and effort into making it as great a draft as it can be. The better, more thorough your rough is, the easier it will be to complete your final draft. So, do the bulk of the work now, and you have less to do later :) If I get it by Friday, I should be able to get it back to you by Monday, giving you more time to work on final draft alterations. The LAST day to earn full credit for your Rough Draft will be Monday...please pay close attention to your due dates!
The directions for what to do are very clear, but I'd like to also add that you be sure to double space. It's easier for me to read and make comments, and it will give you a clearer idea of your length. Remember that the final draft has to be anywhere between 3-5 pages, double spaced, so really, this is what your rough draft should be as well.
Remember, your goal is to PERSUADE your reader one way or another about this topic, but there are some strict rules:
1. DO NOT USE PERSONAL VOICE
2. DO NOT, EVER, ADDRESS THE READER (never say YOU)
3. DO NOT ASK QUESTIONS. Your goal is be strong and convincing; questions often (but not always) weaken the argument
If you need a little more help in the research process, check out this site: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/
As always guys, I'm here if you need me, so don't hesitate to reach out with any questions!
Today is more about preparing and putting the draft on paper, please make sure to use this time wisely! You are scheduled to work on the rough draft of this paper through Monday, be sure that you complete your work on time!