ENG 220 WEEK 3 Prewriting Worksheet

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A great paper begins with a working thesis statement that will drive your topic and support your claims. A “working” thesis means that the thesis is still rough, and that you may make some changes based on the research you find for support. Therefore, as you conduct more research and formulate ideas, it is important to keep an open mind and to revise your thesis as your research progresses. Your thesis contains the main claim that you will make. Typically, a thesis is stated as a single sentence, and it also provides an answer to your research question.

Review the reading from this week.

Review your research – what conclusion(s) can you draw from it?

Complete the Material: Prewriting Worksheet.

Use complete sentences and source information with the outline (in-text citations).

Submit your worksheet to the Assignment Files tab.

What is your narrowed topic? Write up to 50 words to provide details.

[Write the Topic of your essay.] 

Who is your primary audience or reader? Why? Write up to 150 words in your answer about your audience.

[Discuss the intended audience for this essay.]

The thesis is the “bottom line” answer of your research. Think of it as your “elevator speech,” a short summation of what you found out in your research. In a couple sentences, what is your thesis statement, including your focus, and if possible your subdivisions? Write what will appear in your essay. 

Outline your research. What categories does your research divide into? Writetopic sentences will you use as the foundation of your communication? (If necessary, add more points.) 

  • Category / Topic Sentence (TS) that you will use.
    • Copy & paste portions from your annotated bibliography that fit into this category
  • Category / Topic Sentence.
    • Copy & paste portions from your annotated bibliography that fit into this category
  • Category / Topic Sentence.

o          Copy & paste portions from your annotated bibliography that fit into this category 

& etc

ENG 220 WEEK 3 Prewriting Worksheet

A great paper begins with a working thesis statement that will drive your topic and support your claims. A “working” thesis means that the thesis is still rough, and that you may make some changes based on the research you find for support. Therefore, as you conduct more research and formulate ideas, it is important to keep an open mind and to revise your thesis as your research progresses. Your thesis contains the main claim that you will make. Typically, a thesis is stated as a single sentence, and it also provides an answer to your research question.

Review the reading from this week.

Review your research – what conclusion(s) can you draw from it?

Complete the Material: Prewriting Worksheet.

Use complete sentences and source information with the outline (in-text citations).

Submit your worksheet to the Assignment Files tab.

What is your narrowed topic? Write up to 50 words to provide details.

[Write the Topic of your essay.] 

Who is your primary audience or reader? Why? Write up to 150 words in your answer about your audience.

[Discuss the intended audience for this essay.]

The thesis is the “bottom line” answer of your research. Think of it as your “elevator speech,” a short summation of what you found out in your research. In a couple sentences, what is your thesis statement, including your focus, and if possible your subdivisions? Write what will appear in your essay. 

Outline your research. What categories does your research divide into? Writetopic sentences will you use as the foundation of your communication? (If necessary, add more points.) 

  • Category / Topic Sentence (TS) that you will use.
    • Copy & paste portions from your annotated bibliography that fit into this category
  • Category / Topic Sentence.
    • Copy & paste portions from your annotated bibliography that fit into this category
  • Category / Topic Sentence.

o          Copy & paste portions from your annotated bibliography that fit into this category 

& etc

ENG 220 WEEK 3 Prewriting Worksheet