Minimum 200 words (successful cover letters are often longer)
Address letter to your instructor
In a couple sentences only, explain your primary motivation or purpose for writing your draft and describe your audience.
Answer at least 2 of the 5 questions below;
(where applicable) provide brief, specific examples of the following in your cover letter:
What specific revisions did you make in order to improve how you accomplish this purpose and/or appeal to this audience?
Why were these revisions important to make? What feedback did you receive from your peers?
How did you use this feedback to revise your draft? How do these revisions improve your draft? What feedback did you receive from other sources, such as your instructor or tutors? H
ow did you use this feedback to revise your draft? How do these revisions improve your draft? What have you decided to revise in your draft, apart from feedback you received? Why? How do these revisions improve your draft?
What valuable lessons about writing effectively have you learned as a result of composing this project? Place the cover letter on a page just before the first page of your Argument draft (If following MLA style, this will be the first page of your draft document;
if following APA style, this will be the second page of your draft document, just after the title page).
Remove your Purpose Statement.
Your Final Draft An essay taking a stand and making arguments in support of a view or course of action on the issue, problem, or controversy developed in Writing Project 3. Clearly focused, debatable, and supportable thesis statement advocating your view on the problem or controversy Use of evidence from sources, objectively and accurately interpreted, to support your arguments Effective reasoning that demonstrates how the evidence supports the thesis and the specific arguments being made At least one counterargument and rebuttal, in which you accurately present at least one viewpoint or claim in opposition to your stance and effectively refute that claim, using sound reasoning and valid evidence
A logical organizational structure that clearly and effectively guides readers through the arguments being made Introductory paragraph, body paragraphs that present and support your arguments, and concluding paragraph, with topic sentences and transitions
Use of evidence from sources; at least 10 quotations and/or paraphrases, clearly discernible from each other and from the writer’s voice and cited using correct in-text citations
Use of at least 5 relevant and highly credible sources, at least 3 of which come from the Ivy Tech Library databases. (No Print Sources.) APA or MLA manuscript style, as specified by your instructor, with in-text citations and a References or Works Cited list including ALL sources used. (References or Works Cited list does not count in the minimum word-count requirement) Observation of the conventions of Standard English 1500 words for the final draft (the minimum 200 words for the cover letter is statement is not included in this count)