Essay 4; Research Paper Planning & Drafting ENG 102
Up to this point, you have carefully gathered, evaluated, analyzed, summarized, assessed, and reflected upon your research sources. It is now time to begin drafting the research essay. This assignment will guide you through the planning and drafting processes for your research paper, and will allow you to receive instructor feedback before submitting the final draft of your research project. MLA style and formatting is required (both in-text and works cited entries are required).
This assignment must include the following three sections to be considered complete:
Section 1: Select a substantial portion of your research paper to draft and insert into the assignment. This could be any portion of the essay, as long as you are sure to include a thesis statement for my review: for example, you might include the introduction and following body paragraphs, the body paragraphs/support from which you are going to build the rest of the essay, or the last several paragraphs of your research paper including the conclusion. This section should be 2 full pages, not including the Works Cited page. Supporting evidence from at least 2 of your sources should be incorporated and properly documented both within the text and on the Works Cited page.
Section 2: After you have inserted the rough draft of your research paper, write a paragraph explaining what part of your research paper you are working with and what you hope the reader takes away from it. This section should be one paragraph long.
Section 3: In a final paragraph, discuss what you are going to do in the writing and editing process to complete your research paper. You may want to anticipate the following questions in your discussion: What do I have left to write? How can I improve the drafted portion of my paper? What kind of information do I need to include to finalize the paper? Do I need more sources? How will I focus the remaining paragraphs? This section should be one paragraph long.
The goal of this assignment is to allow you to begin drafting the research paper in a meaningful way so that the full and final product is as complete and polished as possible.