At this point in the course, you have developed a focal question, reviewed articles related to your topic, and have designed an outline of your final paper. Using all of that information, begin the writing process now. Effective writers create a draft of their paper and revise that draft one or more times before producing a final paper. Your draft-writing process begins with this assignment and continues in Module 4. In Module 5, you will submit your final draft of this paper.
This assignment requires you to write a draft of the first few pages of your final paper, using current APA standards for editorial style, expression of ideas, and formatting of the text, headings, citations, and references.
The following components, each in current APA style, must be included:
Submit your paper to the Submissions Area by the due date assigned.
Assignment 2 Grading Criteria
Designed a Title Page consistent with current APA standards
Articulated a research question which was specific, researchable, and important to the field.
Selected and reviewed at least 3 academic references.
Provided 2-3 pages of the body of the paper, introducing the topic and a thorough overview of the main points to be discussed more fully in a later draft.
Tone, audience, and word choiceOrganization Introduction, transitions, and conclusionUsage and Mechanics Grammar, spelling, and sentence structureAPA Elements
In text citations and references, paraphrasing, and appropriate use of quotations and other elements of style
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