Drafting When drafting your essay: Develop an enticing title Use the introduction to pull the reader into your singular experience by setting up the problematic situation. Think of specific, interesting details or events to incorporate into the essay to grab the reader. Let the essay reflect your own voice (is your voice serious, humorous, matter-of-fact?) Organize the essay in a way that may capture the reader, but don’t string the reader along too much with “next, next, next.” To avoid just telling what happens, SHOW us what happened with vivid examples and/or testimony. Make sure you take time to reflect on why this experience is significant. Assignment Instructions Review the grading rubric as listed on the following page. Choose a writing prompt as listed above on this page. Create a prewriting in the style of your choice for the prompt. Review the prewriting videos on the My Writing Process: Prewriting and Draft page if needed. Develop a draft essay according to the following formatting guidelines. Papers submitted that do not meet these formatting requirements will be returned to you ungraded. Minimum of 3 typed, double-spaced pages (about 600–750 words), Times New Roman, 12 pt font size MLA formatting (see the MLA Format page as needed) Submitted as either a .Microsoft Word doc, .or rtf file with your first and last name in the file name. Submit your prewriting and draft as a single file upload. Requirements Be sure to: Develop your essay by comparison or contrast using the three-points-of analysis scheme Decide on something you care about so that the narration is a means of communicating an idea Include characters, conflict, sensory details as appropriate to help your essay come alive Create a logical sequence for your points of comparison Develop an enticing title Use the introduction to establish the situation the essay will address Avoid addressing the assignment directly (don’t write “I am going to write about…” – this takes the fun out of reading the work!) Let the essay reflect your own voice (Is your voice serious? Humorous? Matter-of-fact?) Avoid “telling” your reader about what happened. Instead, “show” what happens using active verbs and/or concrete and descriptive nouns and details. Make sure you take time to reflect on why your points are significant. Note: If you developed your prewriting by hand on paper, scan or take a picture of your prewriting, load the image onto your computer, and then insert the image on a separate page after your draft.