Writing Activity 2 has four sections to complete. You will use the writing templates in your Webtext to complete them. Once you complete all templates, you will be able to download your work and submit it to Blackboard. The Webtext will guide you through the process.
Section 1: Outline
Create an outline. The outline is the plan for what to include in your essay. See your Chapter 4 Webtext for information on how to create a great outline.
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. Use the template in Chapter 4 of your Webtext to write your working thesis statement.
Section 3: Starting Draft
Use the Webtext writing templates to set up your essay and write a draft of your introduction (including thesis statement) and the first body paragraph using appropriate evidence. Chapter 5 of your Webtext will provide you with guidance.
Section 4: Feedback Reflection
Use the writing templates in Chapter 5 of the Webtext to:
- List the feedback you received on previous writing activities.
- Explain how you used feedback from previous writing activities to improve you written communication for this assignment.
- Discuss how the feedback received will help you with future writing.
TEACHER NOTE”S ON PAPER AND EXAMPLE:
You are on your way to a usable outline! Your outline includes the introduction and at least two supporting points, but it is missing the counter perspective, or supporting evidence, or an idea for a conclusion statement. You need the counter perspective (the opposing viewpoint) in order to understand your audience; for example, if your topic is vegetarianism, the opposing viewpoint might be that vegetarians risk bone health problems (1 Iguacel). Supporting evidence for benefits of vegetarianism might include reducing risk of disease (2 Mayo Clinic). Note that all evidence is cited in SWS format. Plan your conclusion to summarize your argument and re-write the thesis statement.
The foundation for your thesis statement is here, but the working thesis statement needs some editing and revision. The thesis statement needs the topic, the position, and three supporting points. However, either the position on the topic or main supporting points are missing. For example, if your topic is vegetarianism and you write “Vegetarianism is good,” it is not a thesis statement because it misses the supporting points. A better thesis statement would be “Vegetarianism is a good diet for people because it is plant-based, healthy, and nutritious.” The topic, vegetarianism, is in the sentence, as is the position (a good diet) and the three supporting points (plant-based, healthy, and nutritious).
Unfortunately, there is neither an introduction nor a body paragraph.
There is no feedback nor a reflection upon the feedback.
There are more than 8 errors in spelling, grammar, or style.