Week 4 – Journal  

 

This paper needs to be completed by 10:00 pm my time. Pacific time

Rough Draft Review Process Evaluation

[WLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Purpose: The primary goal of this  weekly assignment is to enable you to understand the revision process  and revise your paper with the help of a writing specialist.

Prepare:

Step 1: Prepare a shortened version of your Final Paper (at least four pages) by including the following:

  • Introduction paragraph and thesis statement you developed for your Week 3 Assignment.
  • Background information of the global societal issue you have chosen.
  • Brief argument supporting at least two solutions to the global societal issue.
  • Conclusion paragraph.
  • Must document any information used from at least five scholarly  sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Note that you will need at least eight scholarly sources for your Final Paper in Week 5.

Step 2: After you have completed a rough draft of your paper, submit  that draft to the Ashford Writing Center by using the instructions found  in the Paper Review (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  page. Your paper will be returned within 24 hours, so give yourself  enough time to complete and submit it prior to the due date.

Reflect: Carefully review the  revision letter and the margin comments that you see on your returned  paper. Consider each of the suggestions provided to help you to revise  your paper.

Write:

What You Need to Submit to Waypoint:

  • Submit a copy of the feedback within your rough draft that you received from the writing specialist.
  • Submit the journal assignment answering the following questions in at least 400 words:
    • Identify the top three issues your writing specialist focused on in  your rough draft (e.g., paragraph structure, proper use of quotations,  thesis statement, etc.).
      • In what ways were those issues surprising?
    • Describe what you learned from some of the feedback your writing specialist provided as explanations.
      • Was this feedback helpful?
    • Evaluate the usefulness of the paper review tool.
      • In what ways did this activity improve your academic writing skills?
      • Will you use the Ashford Writing Center to review your work in the future? Why or why not?

The journal part of the assignment does not need to be formatted in  APA style; however correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation is  required.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal.

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