Assessment #8: Post-Draft Outline

A big huzzah–the rough drafts are done, which is a major hurdle.  I know there’s still a lot to do, but I think the hardest part’s out of the way. 

Now it’s time to turn away from the raw content creation of writing a draft, and towards the fine-tuning that does into polishing and shaping an effective essay.  To start with, I’d like you to review this Post Draft Outline presentation.  

Create a post-draft outline (PDO) for your own essay in its most current form.  Share that PDO.  

After you’ve laid out the summary sentences, follow those with a short paragraph of personal response and analysis of what this outlining activity showed you.  Make at least two observations of how you’ll change, add, subtract, or divide content in your essay as you move forward in the writing process.

Your writing will vary in length.  Just make sure a full PDO is included and followed by at least a paragraph of observation.  It doesn’t have to be grammatically perfect, but should use standard English and normal capitalization rules.