Rough Draft; Writing And APA Formatting

Rough Draft.

Rough Draft
Rough Draft
Week 3: Drafting and Revising – Assignment 3

Assignment 3 -Writing the Rough Draft and APA Formatting
The writing process -drafting

In Week 2 you worked on finding a topic, brainstorming, writing a thesis statement, and gathering evidence in support of your thesis statement.

These are all components of prewriting leading up to your Final Product due in Week 4.

From your work in week 2 you should have a basic outline for your paper that you will turn into a rough or first draft.

The rough draft is the first version of your essay. It is an important step in the writing process because it helps you see the strengths and weaknesses of your paper.

The rough draft is not meant to be perfect, it is meant to be revised—maybe more than once.

This is the time to try out new ideas, and see what works best for what you want to accomplish in this writing piece.

Here is a suggested sequence for writing the first draft, taken from chapter 6 of the eBook.

There is also a useful checklist, Turning Outline into Rough Draft (pg. 56) and a Process Diagram: Writing a Draft (pg. 58).

Most writers do not begin by writing an essay from beginning to end, but rather build it in the following sequence.


•First, write your thesis at the top of the page and then write the supporting paragraphs.

• Write the introduction to your paper. The introduction must include the thesis statement.

This is an important part of the paper. This is where you clearly state what your paper is about and your stand on the topic.

• Write other paragraphs in the essay’s body.

For example, a background paragraph, and transitional paragraphs that can be used to move from one supporting paragraph to the next.

•Write the conclusion. The conclusion must be strong and not leave the reader hanging, like at the end of a bad movie.

•Now put your rough draft into the APA format.

Thesis Statement; Read Before Bidding

Thesis Statement.

Thesis Statement
Thesis Statement

See attachment you choose out of the choices on attachments; Thesis Statement

Remember that your proposal must include:
  • Your thesis and at least two main points in support of it
  • Refresh your knowledge of thesis statements by doing the interactive exercise included this week
  • Three sources you will use for your paper, not counting the story and film themselves, presented in MLA format
  • An analysis of how each source will help you make your argument and how each is credible
  • Refresh your knowledge of literary argument by doing the interactive exercise included this week
Draft and Final Paper

Your essay for this course will be a research paper in which you compare and contrast one of our readings with its film version.

Essays should be between 1,300 and 1,500 words, make use of at least three credible outside sources not including book and film, and be written in MLA format.