Why Write a Draft?

Ashford 4: – Week 3 – Assignment


Week Three Draft

Why Write a Draft?
All writers begin a project by brainstorming their ideas and constructing a rough draft. The draft is not a completed paper; rather, it allows writers to explore and develop their ideas. As part of the writing process, it is important for writers to rehearse their materials before those materials “go live.”
You will complete a draft this week that will allow you to explore and develop your ideas in preparation for your Literary Analysis, which is due in Week Five. Writing a literary analysis helps us to more readily connect conflicts in literature to our everyday experiences and analyze our own lives as well as human motivations and behavior in general. Finally, it improves our writing and reading skills overall.
How to Write the Draft
Closely read and take notes on the Literary Analysis assignment found under the Week Five tab. There, you will find complete directions. By this point in the course, you will have discussed two texts from the List of Literary Works, defined at least one conflict, and identified and described at least three literary techniques as specified in the Week Five Literary Analysis prompt.
For this assignment, you will construct a working thesis statement that defines in detail the conflict you will analyze, the two texts you will address, and the literary devices you will apply to your final analysis. Review the Writing a Clear and Sound Thesis for a Literary Analysis for support.
The body of your paper, which will consist of 800 to 1000 words, is to be presented in four sections as detailed below.

  • Conflict
    • Identify the conflict in the       two texts you have chosen.
    • Identify the similarities and       differences in the representation of the conflict in the texts.
    • Identify three literary       techniques and elements that help represent this conflict.
  • Literary Techniques in [Title      of First Chosen Text]
    • Explain where and how you see       the three literary techniques at work in your chosen first text.
    • Provide specific examples by quoting,       paraphrasing, and/or summarizing.
    • Explain how the literary       techniques/examples define and draw out this conflict.
  • Literary Techniques in [Title      of Second Chosen Text]
    • Explain where and how you see       the three literary techniques at work in your second chosen text.
    • Provide specific examples by       quoting, paraphrasing, and/or summarizing.
    • Explain how the literary       techniques define and draw out this conflict.
  • Similarities and Differences
    • Compare and contrast the       manner in which the texts address the conflict.
    • Explain if they use different       and/or similar literary techniques to articulate that conflict.
    • Explain the different and/or       similar resolutions of each conflict and how those resolutions were       reached.

Compile a working references list on a separate page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Keep in mind you are writing a literary analysis so please avoid supplying extensive summaries of the texts. Write a summary only when it aids you in describing a specific conflict and/or application of a literary device.
Assignment Requirements

  • Topic: Your draft must contain a      working thesis that helps you to explore the topic. Your paper must      address at least two of the texts (one of which must be a short story), a      specific conflict, and at least three of the literary techniques as listed      in the Week Five Literary Analysis guidelines.
  • Length: Your draft must be 800 to      1000 words in length, excluding the title and references pages.
  • Sources: Your draft must contain a      working references page with two to four sources used to support your      examples and findings.
  • Elements      of Academic Writing:      Your draft must contain clear transitions between sections.
  • APA: Your assignment must be      formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford      Writing Center.
    • Separate       Title Page: Must       include a separate title page that lists the following: an original       title, your name, date of submission, and your instructor’s name.
    • Separate       References Page:       At the end of your paper, include a separate references page that lists       all sources utilized for and cited within your analysis.
    • Proper       Citations: All       sources must be properly cited according to APA style as outlined in the       Ashford Writing Center, both within the text of your paper and on the       references page.


In this   class, you have three tutoring services available: Paper Review, Live Chat, and Tutor E-mail. Click on the Writing Center (AWC) tab in the   left-navigation menu to learn more about these tutoring options and how to   get help with your writing.

Late Policy: Written assignments (essays, journals, presentations) are due on the specified days in the course. Written assignments will be subject to a late penalty of up to 10% per day up to three days late. If written assignments are submitted after 72 hours past the due date, instructors can give a penalty up to and including a grade of 0 for the assignment.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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