In Module 2, you created Writing Notes that helped you to consider how the following critical elements related to your persuasive essay topic:
- Argument – A type of writing or speech designed to persuade an audience to adopt the author’s point of view.
- Key points – The pieces of evidence that support an author’s main agreement.
- Audience – Those for whom a communication is prepared; Usually, a general academic audience, which can be defined as an audience that isn’t an expert in your topic but that is willing to learn new things if the information is presented in an interesting and professional way.
- Goal – The end result that you wish to achieve in your writing essay.
- Potential resources – The pieces of evidence that could be used to support your argument.
- Evidence – Facts or information that supports the validity of an idea or proposal.
- Feedback – The process of informing users of information about how actual performance compares with the expected or desired level of performance.
- Revision – The stage in the writing process where you critique your paper’s coherence, organization, content, and effectiveness. It is likely you will rewrite portions of your essay during this stage.
Now it’s time to revisit your Writing Notes and revise your responses to produce a complete, polished document that addresses all of the above elements. By reconsidering your responses from your Writing Notes, you will construct a Writing Plan. This process will allow you to develop a potential structure for effectively persuading readers to agree with your argument. This plan will be helpful in keeping your thought process on track when you begin writing and revising your essay.
Constructing Your Writing Plan
Answer each of the questions below. Your responses for this Writing Plan should reflect the feedback you received and any new ideas that may have come about as a result of your work in this module on evaluating sources and annotating those sources. Each response should be one fully developed paragraph in length (5-8 sentences).
As you work on the Writing Plan, remember to refer to the assignment rubric (attached) to make sure you’re fulfilling each aspect of the assignment.
Please use and refer to questions in “3-6 Writing Plan” document (Attached).