Develop persuasive arguments and applied grammar and mechanics through your Personalized Learning Plans.

Assignment 1: Practice Makes Perfect? At Least, Practice Makes Better!

By Day 7

Work independently on your Personalized Learning Plan through CONNECT. You will not be asked to spend much time on those skills that the diagnostic test indicated are already well developed. This plan will allow you to focus your time on those areas in which you need improvement, while validating what you already know.

Submission Information

To submit your Assignment through CONNECT:
Personalized Learning Plan

Assignment 2: Start Constructing Your Argument

By now, you have a good idea of where you want to go with your Final Project. You know your topic. You have practiced writing thesis sentences and outlines on other topics. It is now time to write the most important thesis and outline—the ones that will serve as the basis for your Final Project.

This week, you will develop a thesis statement and outline for your own persuasive paper (the Final Project). You will first craft a thesis sentence based on your case study selection. What exactly are you going to argue about your case study topic? This will be your thesis statement.

Then, create an outline to support your thesis statement. Note: In a sentence outline, all ideas within the outline are written in complete sentences.

By Day 7
  • Craft a thesis sentence that will be the argument you focus on in your Final Project. Your thesis should be based on your case study selection. What exactly are you going to argue about your case study? This will be your thesis sentence.
  • Craft a sentence outline to support your thesis sentence. Ensure your outline is written in complete sentences.
  • Create one document that includes:
    • Your thesis sentence
    • The outline which supports your thesis sentence
Submission and Grading Information

To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:

  • Please save your Assignment using the naming convention “WK3Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” as the name.
  • Click the Basic Integrated Reading/Writing Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
  • Click the Week 3 Assignment 2 link. You will also be able to “View Rubric” for grading criteria from this area.
  • Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as “WK3Assgn2+last name+first initial.(extension)” and click Open.
  • If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
  • Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
Grading Criteria

To access your rubric:
Basic Integrated Reading/Writing Rubric

Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity

To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:
Submit your Week 3 Assignment 2 draft and review the originality report.

Submit Your Assignment by Day 7

To submit your Assignment:
Week 3 Assignment 2

Week in Review

This week you continued to develop persuasive arguments and applied grammar and mechanics through your Personalized Learning Plans. You developed thesis sentences and sentence outlines and evaluated and cited source materials, building a strong foundation for your Final Project. Next week you will expand your thesis sentences and topic outline into the full draft of a persuasive essay.