Course Project—First Draft of Complete Essay, Including Conclusion
This week, you will revise the pieces of your essay that you have turned in for previous modules and add your conclusion.
In Module 2, you created your thesis statement and developed an introductory paragraph. In Module 3, you developed the main body of your essay. In this assignment, you will add a conclusion for your essay and get your facilitator’s feedback on your entire first draft, revising previous parts of the essay you have submitted (the introduction and body paragraphs).
Conclusions might answer the question: “So what?” Concluding statements can also synthesize ideas, provoke additional thought, propose a solution, or point to broader implications. When you work on your conclusion, you may find that you brought up ideas you should have put in the body of the paper, or you may have a hard time summing up the many points in your body paragraphs. When working on your conclusion, ask yourself if there are any points you make in the conclusion that belong earlier in the paper. Are you sticking to your argument? Did you make sure not to add new kinds of arguments in the conclusion?
Write the conclusion for your essay. Include the following in your conclusion:
- Restate the thesis statement.
- Develop concluding statements. Give reasons for your concluding statements.
- Review the grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Submit your entire revised draft with the following parts:
- Revised introduction from M2: Assignment 3
- Revised body paragraphs from M3: Assignment 3
- Add a 6–8-sentence conclusion paragraph
Submit the entire first draft of your essay in Microsoft Word format. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M4_A3.doc.
By Wednesday, November 7, 2012, deliver your assignment to the M4: Assignment 3 Dropbox.
|Assignment 3 Grading Criteria|
|Included revised introduction, body paragraphs and added conclusion.|
|Revisited thesis statement and main points of essay in conclusion.|
|Created concluding statements giving sufficient reasons.|
|Avoided introducing new ideas into conclusion.|
|Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.|
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