Assignment: Research Project: 1000-word Draft

Word count is the name of the game, here. If the document you submit reaches 1000 or more words, then you’ll get full credit for the assignment. If it doesn’t, you won’t get any credit.

This assignment is intended to build directly off of the other work you’ve already done in preparing to write the Research Essay. You’re welcome to incorporate any text you’ve already written during the Discovery Draft, any of the discussion forums we’ve done so far, or any other assignment for this class.

I will encourage you to be keeping some kind of notes to yourself as you work, in terms of citation. You don’t have to have complete in-text citation yet, but you’ll thank yourself later if you include which source you’re using when you use it. Putting notes like (Source 1) or (McMillan source) is fine.  Or you can go ahead and do the whole MLA in-text citation, if you prefer.

Since this is a working draft, feel free to stop at certain points and make notes to yourself. Skipping around in the order of things is perfectly fine, too. Just put something like “insert more research about population changes here” and keep rolling. It helps if these notes are a different color, font, or size than the rest of the draft, just so you don’t get confused.

I won’t be reading these for content, only to check that they reach the assigned word count. If you have questions about anything you’ve written, please note them at the top of the draft or message me about them separately.