Drafts — Let’s Make Them Due 8/4 Instead — And Some Pointers

Hi All,

Your first drafts were due tomorrow evening , but I think you all deserve an extra day. They will be due Sunday, 8/4 instead. I hope that helps.

Also, some of you have asked about the MS Word requirement. We can scrap that, but I do still want a paragraph+ (whether it’s on your blog or at the top of a documented embedded into your post) about your particular concerns with the draft. This will help your classmates to focus their feedback on the things you need help with the most.

Though you have some sections to develop according to the criteria of the assignment, keep these three things in mind:

  • Synthesize & Make Connections: Make sense of the information for your audience. Show how things are related. Where is the interplay of ideas/facts/concepts
  • Evaluate: How is the information biased? Is it legitimate? Is it relevant? Is it recent?
  • Analyze: So what? Why does this matter? Why does your reader need to know this information?

And of course, don’t forget to review the rubric!  It will tell you exactly what I’m looking for.

Please feel free to email me with questions, to ask your classmates for their input, and to use the resources on the Resource tab to help you improve your writing.

Best,

NP

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