ENG121 Week 5 assignment 2

Question Description

Final Portfolio

Part 2: Compare-Contrast Essay – Final Draft

In Week Three you wrote a rough draft of a Compare-Contrast Essay that examined a narrative and a descriptive essay to determine which style of essay was superior. This week you will complete the final version of your essay. Your Compare-Contrast Essay – Final Draft needs to be between 1500 and 1700 words and should have a thesis statement that clearly states what you are writing about. Your essay must:

  1. Present several points of comparison and contrast in either block arrangement or point-by-point organization.
  2. Incorporate the following:
    1. A quote from one of the chosen essays.
    2. A summary of a section of one of the chosen essays.
    3. A paraphrase of a section from one of the chosen essays.
  3. Conclude with a persuasive statement about which style of essay is superior, based on the examples you selected. Make sure to address how the structure of the essay contributes to its superiority.

As you are writing this essay, please pay attention to the areas that you struggled with in your Diagnostic Quiz and Diagnostic Essay, as well as incorporate all of the feedback provided by your instructor on your rough draft and your writing throughout this course.

When submitting your Compare-Contrast Essay – Final Draft, make sure to:
  1. Proofread your work for errors in grammar, mechanics, and style.
  2. Check that the essay is 1500 to 1700 words.
  3. Include a title page and a reference page (these are not counted in the word count).
  4. Format the paper according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  5. Save the document as a Microsoft Word or compatible .doc or .docx file.
  6. Use a naming convention that includes your last name, week number, and the assignment number (e.g., smith_w2_a1.doc).

Writing the Compare-Contrast Essay – Final Draft
The Final Draft:
  1. Must be 1500 to 1700 words in length, double-spaced, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  7. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. 

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