Now, it’s time to write your first draft.
Gather your pre-writing notes and start writing! Remember, you have previously completed the following documents to support you as you write:
- <a class="_tip tip-top accessibility" title="" data-original-title="Annotated bibliography: use your annotated bibliography when you need to cite a source or locate additional information to include in your article” tabindex=”2″>Annotated bibliography
- <a class="_tip tip-top accessibility" title="" data-original-title="Outline Planning Guide: you have a great plan to guide your writing. Use your outline to keep your writing on track in explaining your topic” tabindex=”3″>Outline Planning Guide
- <a class="_tip tip-top accessibility" title="" data-original-title="Tools for Informative/Explanatory Writing Notes: use the tools in these notes to write fluidly and precisely” tabindex=”4″>Tools for Informative/Explanatory Writing Notes
I HAVE ATTACHED ALL OF THESE ^
Write your first draft. Remember to include the following:
- introduction and a hook (include a simile or metaphor)
- body paragraph 1—history, amendment, and advocate quote
- body paragraph 2—landmark court case
- body paragraph 3—contemporary court cases
- MLA in-text citations for
- advocate quote
- landmark court case
- contemporary court cases
- domain-specific vocabulary
Remember, you may use online resources to help create citations, such as EasyBib or Son of Citation Machine.
Highlight all transition words in yellow.
Highlight all domain-specific language in green.
Highlight any metaphors or similes in pink.
In this assessment, your first draft will be graded with the 02.09 Writing your Informative/Explanatory Article rubric. This rubric will check for the content of your draft as well as the organization of your writing. Check the rubric to verify the requirements for your informative/explanatory article.