First Draft of Assignment UNV104: Expository Essay

First Draft of Assignment UNV104: Expository Essay

First Draft of Assignment UNV104: Expository Essay

UNV104 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy

Week 4 Assignment  

First Draft: Expository Essay

It is time to write the first draft of your essay now that you have completed the outline. Please access your resources by selecting path from the drop-down menu and then course materials.

Examine the attached “Writing a Five-Paragraph Essay” resource to assist you in understanding the structure of a five-paragraph essay.

Examine the media item The Writing Process will assist you in preparing your first draft.

Examine your instructor’s feedback on your outline to help you prepare your first draft.

Create the first draft of your five-paragraph expository essay (750-1,000 words).

Examine the First Draft Rubric to ensure that all elements are present in your essay. A rubric is used for this assignment. Please review the rubric before beginning the assignment to become acquainted with the requirements for successful completion.

Review the attached “Essay Checklist” to ensure that your essay includes the following:

An introductory paragraph that includes a thesis statement.

Three body paragraphs or supporting paragraphs

A summary paragraph.

There are in-text citations and a reference page. (Remember to reference and cite any supporting information you take from your articles—if it is not your original thought, a citation and reference are required.)

Prepare this assignment in accordance with the guidelines in the GCU Style Guide, which can be found in the Student Success Center.

Lopes should receive the completed First Draft.

BEFORE submitting your report to your instructor, write and review it. In your resources, you can find additional instructions on how to understand your report.

When you are confident that your first draft is ready for submission to your instructor, drop the completed assignment into the final assignment drop box by the end of Topic 4. (Sunday, by 11:59pm, Arizona Time).

Resource for Writing a Five-Paragraph Essay

Format and structure:

• Use Times New Roman font unless the instructor grants permission to use a different font.

• ALL lettering, including the title, should be sized at 12 point.

• Do not use bold in any of your text.

Title and heading:

• Check that the proper heading is in the upper-left corner; it should include and be in the following order: name, course, date, and instructor.

• If you use APA, make sure your cover page is properly formatted; you may want to discuss this with your instructor to see if they prefer this or the heading mentioned in the preceding bullet point.

• Your title should be centered and capitalized correctly according to the GCU Style Guide or APA format.

Paragraph 1: Introduction

• The introductory paragraph is the first paragraph of your essay.

• In the first paragraph of your essay, you should provide a general overview of your topic. You should also explain why the reader should continue reading.

• Your thesis statement will be the final sentence of your introductory paragraph. Your thesis statement will direct the reader’s attention to what follows.