Workshop_07 MLA -The Introduction

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Summary: We worked on specific academic writing issues for the MLA introduction of two paragraphs, the entire paper, and you spoke about your synthesized research in pairs.

Please watch this video before writing your first draft because it will help you:

Alex Essay Writing Tool Step 09 – Write, repeat 

Homework due via email (Sending earlier than the deadline is great for quick feedback to you!):

Do WAVE for your essay before emailing your first MLA draft!

W = Put your paper through MLA Essay Write & Improve

A = MLA Style -Owl Purdue

V = Veritus Certify! Check against Plagiarism -Leander Hughes

E = Check all Explanations attachments, download “Instructions-for-MLA-Writing_AEW2,” and type your paper directly in the document. Once finished your draft, please email it to me.

Explanations” Attachments:

MLA Sample Paper on Propaganda (Same as the Synthesized Notes Sample)

Student Sample MLA Paper on Brexit

Due via email 01/11/2024 before class: 

1. Please download the ‘Instructions for MLA Writing AEW2’ MS Word document attached above and type directly in the paper.

2. Using your ideas from the five questions, you have made and five articles you have taken notes on, write your essay. Please refer to the formatting guidelines and MLA Sample Paper also attached above.

3. If you are referring to your readings and it is not your original idea, please do an in-text citation of the author’s last name and page or paragraph number like this (Suzuki 22) or (Tanaka par. 3) at the end of the sentence before the period. 

4. In the first paragraph of the introduction, you write about why are you doing this research and the last sentence you write your topic thesis statement: In this essay I will discuss ______, __________, ________, ________, and _________.

5. In the second paragraph of the introduction, you will write your paper in one paragraph using each of your five sections of your paper. In this paper, I discuss ___________ (the issue, which is similar wording to the title). Then, you will write using vocabulary like, “In the first section, _______. Then, in the second section _______ . Next, in the third section,” or “firstly, secondly, thirdly” for all five of your sections. 6. Then, please put your paper through Criterion and Veritus, learn more about any mistakes and correct them as best you can.

7. You write the introduction for this homework, but if you would like to write more, your paper needs to be typed with double-spaced lines, and at least 1,000 words but no more than 1,400. Please use the word count tool in Microsoft Word and type the word count number at the end of your paper before the Sources Cited section like this:

Word Count: 1,335

8. Please make sure that your name, draft number, AEW course name, date, and title are in the attachment file  like this: 

‘Your Name’_AEW2_ Introduction

An option to do Write & Improve practice essay:

Five improved essays are due by 01/31/2024. You can choose the essays and the time of writing freely, but write and improve on no more than one essay each week.

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