For Unit 3, you will submit a project that includes a demonstrated prewriting technique, a topic sentence outline, and a draft essay that resulted from your prewriting and outline. Completing this assignment is part of a final capstone paper which will be submitted during Unit 5.

Specifically, you will complete the following:

  • Select a topic question from the topic list. Click here for the topic list.  I have attached the topic list for you.
  • Identify and use at least 1 invention or prewriting strategy (mind mapping, brainstorming, listing, freewriting, etc.).
  • Develop a thesis statement and 3 strong supporting subtopics.
  • Create a topic sentence outline (scheme strategy).
  • Prepare a first-draft essay.

Note: Your submission should be double-spaced with 12 point font and 1″ margins and include your prewriting, outline, and 500-word-minimum first-draft essay.

Please see Figure 2.3 below from page 33 of your textbook for an outline example.

Figure 2.3 Outline Example

For assistance with your assignment, please practice and revise your intellipath nodes and use your text, Web resources, and all course materials.

Please submit your assignment.

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Please remember this is just the first draft.  Don’t forget to choose from the list of topics that I have attached.