The purpose of the first draft is to begin communicating your topic and to establish its relevance to a reader. The first draft will present an introduction (two to three paragraphs) and one section (two to three paragraphs) of the body of the paper. The first draft should include the sources you presented in your Annotated Bibliography. If you have made changes to your list of references, cite each new reference carefully both in the text and on the reference page. The length of the first draft is three to four pages of text, not including the title and References pages. The assignment includes a prewriting activity to plan the sections of the project. When you are finished, save the document as <your last name.Wk5 Project First Draft> and submit it to the Dropbox by the end of the week.
The Project First Draft is worth 75 points. See Doc Sharing for the following support documents.
- An assignment template
- A sample assignment
- The assignment grading rubric
View the tutorial on formatting a Word document, which can be found in THE|HUB.
Review APA formatting. View the APA presentation that was an attachment in the APA Assessment in Week 3. It includes audio for each slide and can be found in Doc Sharing.
Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page