The purpose of the first draft is usually to get your essay on paper. Take the  information you’ve discovered through prewriting, combine it with your outline, and put it  in writing. Once you get the material on paper, you can start the writing on your middle  drafts.

 

 

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Slide Title: Drafting the Essay

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Repeated in narrativeNarrator: Once you have your plan, you can start writing your essay. Some students

start with support paragraphs; some write the introduction and conclusion first. There is

no one system. Sometimes it’s easier to write the introduction and conclusion after you

have written your support paragraphs. Regardless of how you choose to write your

essay, you will accrue numerous drafts.

There are several sections to your drafts: the first draft, the middle draft, and the final

draft.

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Slide Title: Drafts

Slide Content:

Repeated in narrative

Narrator: The purpose of the first draft is usually to get your essay on paper. Take the

information you’ve discovered through prewriting, combine it with your outline, and put it

in writing. Once you get the material on paper, you can start the writing on your middle

drafts.

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Slide Title: Drafts

Slide Content:

Repeated in narrative

Narrator: In the middle drafts, you will work on unity and coherence. You will establish

your transitions through words, phrases, repetition, and parallel structure. Sentence

development and variety will be created in these drafts. By the time you have completed

the middle drafts, your essay should be almost complete.

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Slide Title: Drafts

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Repeated in narrative

Narrator: The final draft consists of modifications, improvements, and proofreading.If possible, the final draft should take place at least 24 hours after the middle

If possible, the final draft should take place at least 24 hours after the middle drafts are

completed. This way, you will look upon it with a fresh set of eyes. The final draft

involves making changes that improve not only what your essay says, but how it says it.

Proofreading is checking for grammatical mistakes, errors in spelling, typos, and other

superficial elements.

Hopefully, the information shared in this presentation will help you draft your first essay.

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