Essay 1 Instructions and Checklist
In Module/Week 3,
you will write a 1000-word (3â€“4-page) narrative essay in response to the
following prompt: Use a personal narrative to state your views in response to 1
of the assigned readings on education.
Be sure to follow the writing processes guidelines: gather
all of your information, plan the direction of your essay, and organize your
ideas by developing a 1-page thesis statement and outline for your essay.
Format the thesis statement and the outline into a single Word document using
current MLA, APA, or Turabian style (whichever corresponds to your degree
program). Submit the thesis and outline by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of
Module/Week 2 for instructor feedback.
As you compose your essay, be sure to:
Follow the appropriate
formatting style for your degree program (MLA, APA, or Turabian).
Use signal phrases and
proper in-text citations; make sure you include a references or works cited
Use the grading rubric,
the Outline Suggestions document, and the proofreading checklist (provided
below) to draft and revise your essay.
Include your thesis
statement and outline on a separate page at the end of the document.
Type your degree
program and which style of writing you are using (MLA, APA, or Turabian) on
the title page of your assignment so that your instructor can grade your
You may use 1 or
more of the authors from the readings you have completed so far. Be sure to
fully cite all quotations, summaries, and paraphrases used within your essay,
or those excerpts will be regarded as plagiarism and will result in a â€œ0â€ on your
essay and possibly course failure.
assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 3and must include a title page, the essay itself, a works
cited/references page of any primary or secondary texts cited in the essay, and
the thesis/outline page.Do not forget to write your degree program and whether
you are using MLA, APA, or Turabian on the title page and in the â€œSubmission
Titleâ€ field when submitting your paper.
Read through your paper and check
the appropriate boxes on the chart below. If any area of your paper needs
revision, make sure you correct it before submitting your essay. One of the
best ways to proofread your writing is to read it backward to forward,
sentence-by-sentence. This helps you to see words and ideas that you may have
missed. Another very successful tool for proofreading is to read your work out
loud to someone else. Individuals often think that handing their paper to
someone and asking them to read it is the same thing, but it is not. Instead,
ask someone to listen while you read your own words. You will immediately hear
what you missed or will want to improve in your writing.
(Instruction from Lessons 1-8)
shows my opinion
a story that reflects my opinion
pathos (emotional) appeals
ethos (values/belief) appeals
logos (factual) appeals
reflects my issue and opinion.
appropriate header for my discipline (MLA, APA, Turabian)
using current APA format, contains properly formatted title and abstract
are 1-inch wide on all sides.
is 12-point Times New Roman.
cited page includes all sources used for this essay.
When you are satisfied with the
quality of your essay, post it to Blackboard via the SafeAssign link for
grading. Do not forget to write your degree program and whether you are using MLA,
APA, or Turabian on the title page and in the â€œSubmission Titleâ€ field when
submitting your paper.
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