EH 1010-15M-4A18-S2, English
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Course Announcement → EH 1010-15M-4A18-S2, English Composition IUnit V Announcement ~~
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Building upon the writing skills you developed in Units III and IV with your
Comparison-Contrast Essay, this Unit provides guidance for you as you prepare
to submit the draft of your Unit V Illustration Essay. Practical advice concerns
types of illustration essays, topic selection and gathering examples in
support of three points, writing a thesis, preparing an introduction for an
illustration essay, developing the body of an illustration essay, writing a
strong conclusion, APA protocol and sources. Supportive videos are also
Please review the details for this Draft Essay assignment as provided in
the Course Syllabus. Here is a summary:
Illustration Essay Draft
Write a 750-1000 word essay about a topic in which you argue for the
existence of a particular phenomenon by stating a generalization about
the topic. Then you will support that generalization (in the form of a
thesis statement) by choosing to write a single-example illustration essay
or a multiple-example illustration essay (see Unit V, Lesson 2). The essay
should be written in the style and form described within Unit V. You
should use at least one (1) outside reference for your Illustration Essay.
This expectation means you will use an in-text reference citation within
your paper and also supply a corresponding Reference list at the end of
your paper where you present the full documentation for all references
used in your paper. To access reliable references, contact the CSU
Library. Do not use textbooks, general encyclopedias, or general
information websites, such as Ask.com.
Please note that the work you complete in this Unit V will prepare you to submit
your Illustration Essay Final Draft which is due in Unit VI of this
course. However, you should complete the entire paper in this draft and do
your best work, as you will have more applicable feedback from which to
make changes to your essay for the final draft.
Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this
assignment is provided.
Reminders for Unit V ~~
* Complete the Discussion Board
Assignments (2 posts required; No
credit for late posts)
* Complete the Unit V Assignment (Illustration Essay Draft)
Illustration Essay Draft
Write a 750-1000 word essay about a topic in which you argue for the existence of a
particular phenomenon by stating a generalization about the topic. Then you will support
that generalization (in the form of a thesis statement) by choosing to write a singleexample illustration essay or a multiple-example illustration essay (see Unit V, Lesson
2). The essay should be written in the style and form described within Unit V.
Purpose: Throughout Unit V, we have discussed the conventions of the illustration
essay. The purpose of this assignment is to measure your mastery of those conventions
by putting your knowledge to practice. In a larger context, the purpose of writing an
illustration essay is to convey an idea to the reader by providing illustrations (examples)
that will solidify the existence of a topic.
Process: For the illustration essay, you will complete the following steps:
Choose a topic: See the methods for developing a topic and the suggested list of topics in Unit V, Lesson 3.
Decide if you want to write a single-example or multiple-example essay: See Unit V, Lesson 2, for more instruction
on the differences between single-example and multiple-example essays.
Collect illustrations: See Unit V, Lesson 1, for more information about different kinds of illustrations. See Unit V,
Lesson 4, for more information about how to gather illustrations.
Craft your thesis statement: See Unit V, Lesson 5, for more information on how to write a thesis. Note that you want
to craft your thesis according to whether you choose to write a single-example or a multiple-example essay.
Draft the essay: For each section of the essay, see the following: Unit V, Lesson 6, for the introduction; Unit V,
Lesson 7, for the body paragraphs; and Unit V, Lesson 8, for the conclusion.
Stylistic details: All essays must meet the following requirements:
Write in Times New Roman, 12 pt. font.
Include one-inch margins on all sides.
Use double spacing (top-to-bottom every page, to include above and below titles and centered words).
Include an APA title page (for all essays) and reference list that includes all of the sources used in the essay.
Include a header.
Include page numbers (upper-right corner only).
Adhere to APA convention and documentation style (See the CSU citation guide for assistance.).
At least one source is required. All sources used must be cited.
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