Write your half draft of Writing Project 2, using the learning materials (textbook chapters, project instructions, supplemental learning materials, etc.) available in Module 4.
Submit your half draft of Writing Project 2 in this page for instructor grading. Submit your draft as a Word document. (If using Google Docs, do the following to convert your file: go to File / Download and select Microsoft Word (.docx); then name and save your file.) You may also write a message to your instructor in the text box (optional).
Clearly developed thesis statement that takes a position about the similarities and differences between the two closed research theme readings
An introductory paragraph that attempts to gain the interest of reader, introduces the closed research theme readings, and presents the thesis statement
Body paragraphs that compare and analyze key similarities and differences between the closed research theme readings (For this half draft, include as much of your analysis as you can develop within the word count restrictions.)
Well-reasoned analysis based on relevant and complex comparisons, illustrated and supported with evidence from the closed research theme readings
In-text citations of They Say summaries and quotations of the closed research theme readings and other sources you might use
APA or MLA style formatting, as specified by your instructor, with a References (APA) or Works Cited (MLA) page
Observation of the conventions of Standard Written English
450-600 words (no more, no less) for the half draft (Works Cited or References list does not count in the minimum word-count requirement)
See the assessment rubric in the assignment page M04 Writing Project 2 Comparative Analysis: Half Draft for an understanding of how the half draft will be graded