Assignment 2: Research Paper Draft
Okay, you have your thoughts down on paper and have gone over your organizational structure to be sure that your argument is presented in the clearest possible way. Then you have reviewed your claims to be sure that your reasoning is sound. You may have written a first draft that contained only your own words.
Now it is time to add in the support that external sources provide. Think of your sources as a scholarly friend standing beside you when you make a claim, saying that you are right. This friend cannot be the main speaker but can offer affirmation of whatever you are saying. As you add in support, be sure to cite every idea that is not your own. Be sure to indicate with quotation marks and APA style citations presicely what material is from a direct quote, paraphrase, or summary, so as to avoid plagiarism.
The second draft should be the best you can offer without feedback from your instructor.
Here are the traits of a good second draft:
By Wednesday, December 18, 2013, post your research paper draft to the M4: Assignment 2 Dropbox.
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