Assignment 2, Milestone 1

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Assignment 2, Milestone 1: First Draft (GRADED)

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Now that you’ve had time to step away from your selected reading and your analysis (hopefully it was a productive break!), it’s time to return to it and reconsider your approach as we enter the second half of the term. So far you’ve written your initial reaction to your selected article (Writing Notes) and expanded on those reactions by revisiting the article and applying active reading and analysis (Writing Plan)—now, you are at the official drafting part of the writing process.

In this guided activity, you’ll walk through the answers you submitted for Assignment 1: Writing Plan and expand on them by re-reading and re-evaluating your selected reading. You’ll also pull additional quotes and paraphrases and develop summarizations that will be used to further support your points. Finally, you’ll apply your instructor’s feedback from the Assignment 1 submission to this assignment, which will prepare you for your Assignment 2: Critical Analysis Essay submission in Module 8.

If you haven’t had a chance to complete the Assignment 1: Writing Plan submission, please do so before moving forward with this module. Please refer to the late policy as well.

Before you work on this assignment, look over the assignment guidelines and rubric (click here) to make sure you’re fulfilling each aspect of the assignment. You can also download/print the rubric.

Planning for Assignment 2, Milestone 1

First, you should re-read your selected article and jot down any new ideas or reactions you have to the reading. Then open up the Word document that you submitted for Assignment 1: Writing Plan. (You can return to 3-2 to download another version of the document.) Look over your instructor’s comments and consider how you could have improved your answers to any of the questions. Also think about how your answers might change now that you have had some time to step away from the reading.

Constructing Assignment 2, Milestone 1

Answer the following questions to help you construct a draft of your Critical Analysis essay. Follow the instructions at the bottom of the page to download all of your responses to a single Word document that can be submitted to your instructor.

Enter your responses into the textboxes provided and then click “Submit.” Your responses will be saved to the Notebook, which can be found under the “Course Tools” menu.

  1. After re-reading your selected article, write a 3-4 sentence overview of the work, briefly describing main points and your thoughts about the writing. Include the author’s name and title of the article in this overview. These sentences will be part of your Introduction.
  2. In Assignment 1: Writing Plan, you wrote a claim* to be addressed in your analysis essay. The claim should again clearly state what you believe is the author’s goal in his or her article, your reaction to this goal (e.g., do you agree or disagree?), and why you had this reaction. After re-reading and re-evaluating the article, do you want to change your claim? If so, re-write your claim in the textbox below. If you are still happy with your original claim, enter it again in the textbox.
  3. In Assignment 1: Writing Plan, you listed three possible key points* that the author used to support his or her goal. Re-write the first supporting point in the textbox below. Then list one way in which the reading supports this point.
  4. Now look for specific evidence* to support this first key point. The evidence should be a direct quote* from the article, a summary* of a section of the article, or a paraphrased* section of the article. Include the evidence in the textbox. (Remember to put quotation marks around direct quotes and cite the source in either MLA or APA format. For a brief overview, click here.)
  5. Write 1-2 sentences that explain how this piece of evidence supports the author’s goal (from Question 2). Then, write 4 or more sentences that explain your reaction to the author’s key point (e.g., do you agree or disagree with this key point and its evidence? Do you think the author met his/her goal with the evidence that is being presented? Does additional information need to be included?) Remember to elaborate on your reaction.
  6. Write the second key point/supporting point from your Assignment 1: Writing Plan notes in the textbox below.
  7. Now look for specific evidence to support this second key point. The evidence should be a direct quote from the article, a summary of a section of the article, or a paraphrased section of the article. Include the evidence in the textbox. (Remember to put quotation marks around direct quotes.)
  8. Write 1-2 sentences that explain how this piece of evidence supports your claim (from Question 2). Then, write 4 or more sentences that explain your reaction to the author’s key point (e.g., do you agree or disagree with this key point and its evidence? Do you think the author met his/her goal with the evidence that is being presented? Does additional information need to be included?) Remember to elaborate on your reaction.
  9. Write the third key point/supporting point from your Assignment 1: Writing Plan notes in the textbox below.
  10. Now look for specific evidence to support this third key point. The evidence should be a direct quote from the article, a summary of a section of the article, or a paraphrased section of the article. Include the evidence in the textbox. (Remember to put quotation marks around direct quotes.)
  11. Write 1-2 sentences that explain how this piece of evidence supports your claim (from Question 2). Then, write 4 or more sentences that explain your reaction to the author’s key point (e.g., do you agree or disagree with this key point and its evidence? Do you think the author met his/her goal with the evidence that is being presented? Does additional information need to be included?) Remember to elaborate on your reaction.
  12. Re-state your claim exactly as it is stated in Question 2.
  13. Write 3-4 sentences that summarize your reaction to the author’s key supporting points (Questions 3-11).
  14. Explain at least 2 insights* about your claim established through your analysis.
 
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