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    • Hint, hint visit the Writing Center

Draft Feedback and Using the Rough Draft Rubric to Start the Revision Process

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Introduction & Thesis    
Historical Context    
Rhetorical Analysis     
MLA & Textual Evidence    
Critical Thinking & Audience Connection    

Thesis Statements...Get One!

  • Y'all are struggling with these still.
  • Thesis statements should be arguable and debatable claims you are going to prove in your paper.
  • Check out the OWL: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01/
  • REMEMBER -- YOU WERE GIVEN A THESIS STATEMENT SAMPLE. YOU SHOULD USE IT!
  • Everyone who turned in a draft should have feedback about this draft from either me or Professor Hartman

Let's look at a Sample Writing Project 1

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Writing Project 1 - MLA Guide

Portfolio Folder in Blackboard

  • The Writing Process
  • Writing is a Social and a Rhetorical Activity

Homework

  • REVISE, REVISE, REVISE.
  • READ and REVIEW the MLA Documentation Guide. Then, clean up your MLA documentation as best you can. If you are using anything from Wooster's lecture...you need to cite it!
  • Bring your most recent electronic version of WP 1 to class on Thursday.