Drafting a essay

Drafting a essay

Question description 

Topic Choices 500-700 words

  • Characteristics of a good parent, effective leader, or successful public servant:
    • For your essay, effective leader and define his or her values, qualities, and behaviors in your own words. After defining, you will then argue which 3 characteristics are the most necessary to be a good parent, effective leader, or successful public servant.
  • Characteristics of a successful student in an online classroom:
    • For your essay, you will explain what values, habits, and characteristics contribute to a student’s successful experience in an online class, and then you will argue which 3 characteristics or habits are the most essential for students to achieve success in an online classroom.

Then, follow the template below to write the remainder of your first draft. Review these guidelines to help you construct your essay in a Word document. The first draft of your essay should including the following (see the guidelines for more detail):

  • Introduction
    • Attention-getter
    • Topic overview or background
    • Thesis statement
  • First supporting paragraph
    • Topic sentence
    • Supporting details
  • Second supporting paragraph
    • Topic sentence
    • Supporting details
  • Third supporting paragraph
    • Topic sentence
    • Supporting details
  • Conclusion
  • Double-spaced using 12-point, Times New Roman font, with the first line of each paragraph indented, 1-inch margins, and a cover page

Note: Remember that you should not include outside research into this essay. This essay should only include your own original ideas on your chosen topic.