For this essay, you will conduct primary research in the form of a interview. You will also use your observations of the subjects.
To develop a rhetorical context for this project, specifically describe your Audience, Time, Place, and Purpose. Minimum 1,000 words for the final draft; double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font.
For the interview you can use something local, for example a medical doctor (trauma surgeon, started his career as army doctor in Iraq or Afghanistan and later after his retirement as trauma surgeon in local hospital, or hospice medical doctor caring for ill patients.Iâ€™ll also need summary of the paper, preparation notes and questions asked during the interview.(preparation notes) Please refer to attached material.Thank you.
Please let me know in advance about subject of the interview because I have to write a second interview, with different subject.
Essay 2: Informative/Profile Essay
Description & Steps
Below are specific details related to this project to consider as you progress through each core writing concept.
For this essay, you will conduct primary research in the form of two interviews. You will also use your observations of the subjects.
Examine rhetorical context
For this essay, your audience will consist of your instructor and other members of the class. To develop a rhetorical context for this project, specifically describe your Audience, Time, Place, and Purpose. Step 2 in CHAPTER 3 provides guidance on each of these. What you write for Step 2 will be your situation analysis, which you will submit as part of your prewriting.
3 Select a medium
Your medium for this project will be a formal academic manuscript and must meet the guidelines listed below. Instruction on these guidelines can be found in CHAPTERS 24 of Writing: Ten Core Concepts and at the Purdue OWL website.
? Minimum 750 words for the first draft; minimum 1,000 words for the final draft; both drafts double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font
? For both first draft and final draft: Formatted according to MLA style.
? For both first draft and final draft: A works cited page must be included with entries for both of the interviews conducted for the essay.
4 Have something
You selected the person you will profile in this essay because others will benefit in some way from knowing more about this individual. Conduct the interviews and take notes. Also observe the subjects? environments and mannerisms. As the focus of the essay becomes more clear, write a thesis statement to share the point you will develop in the essay.
5 Back up what you say
In this step, you will begin to write a first draft. Use the notes you make during the interviews and your observations to support and develop the thesis statement.
6 Establish form and structure
As you follow this step, look at the sample essays posted in the folder for Essay 2. These documents will provide ideas for organizing the essay.
TURN IT IN: After you have applied your organizational strategy to your first draft, you?re ready to submit first draft to the discussion board forum for peer response.
7 Get feedback
Students will conduct peer response After you receive feedback from your peers in class, you will need to review this feedback and develop a strategy for how to apply that feedback to a revision of your first draft.
Follow this step to revise your first draft. Keep in mind that your revision of the first draft should incorporate appropriate peer response feedback you received from your peers as well as guidance offered in Step 8 of CHAPTER 3.
Along with your final draft, you will submit a folder with your interview notes, signed permission forms, and a brief situation analysis (see step 2).
9 Strengthen your voice
In this step, you will think about and make changes to your draft based on language choices: developing your voice, tone, and writing style in the draft. CHAPTER 19 of Writing: Ten Core Concepts offers a number of stylistic considerations.
10 Make it correct
In this step, you will look for errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling and correct them. You will also check your formatting for correct MLA style and make any necessary corrections. Visiting the Writing Center in Room 232 is highly recommended.
TURN IT IN: After you applied this step, you?re ready to submit your final draft on Blackboard. The link will be found by clicking the Writing Assignments button, the link for the Essay 2 folder, and the assignment link for Essay 2 Final Draft.
Assignment Due Dates
ENGL 111-ABL ENGL 111-AEL
Topic Selection Monday, September 19 Tuesday, September 20
Polished First Draft Monday, October 3 Tuesday, October 4
Final Draft Monday, October 17 Tuesday, October 18
Rubric for Final Draft
Criteria Points Possible
Prewrite/Notes/Interview Forms and Information:
? Initial planning
? Interview Permission Forms/Interview Layout Sheet
? Notes from Interviews
? Situation Analysis paragraph
? Organization of Essay 15
? Title (reveals topic, motivates audience to read farther?2 pts.)
? Introduction (gains reader?s attention, sets the stage, leads into topic?4 pts.)
? Thesis (reveals rhetorical pattern of essay and main ideas?4 pts.)
? Conclusion (ties up loose ends, provides closure, revisits thesis, introduces no new information?5 pts.) 15
? Topic Sentences; each paragraph develops only one idea
? Organization, transitions, coherence, cohesion
? Content/ support-specific details, direct quotes from interviews, completeness, accuracy of facts, length, depth
? Meets minimum word count of 1,000 words
? Lack of plagiarism 40
? Grammar/usage/spelling/proofreading (agreement/word endings)
? Punctuation and capitalization
? Stylistic maturity (sentence variety, vocabulary, clarity, avoided point of view shifts [you])
? Sentence skills (run-ons, comma splices, sentence fragments eliminated) 15
? In-text documentation (signal phrases with all direct quotes, credit given for summary and paraphrase)
? Works Cited page (proper citations)
? Essay and document format (heading, header, margins, font size and type, spacing) 15
Primary Research Information
Use the following list of directions, advice, and suggestions as you prepare for, schedule, conduct, and reflect on your primary research for Essay #2.
First, prepare for the interview:
? Write down their name and the date.
? Conduct some preliminary research on the person, if possible, so you will be able to ask informed questions and anticipate potential follow-up questions.
? Write down some questions you would like answered. Have in mind the focus or direction you want the interview to take.
Next, contact your subject and make plans:
? When setting up the interview, be polite, explain the purpose of the interview, and accommodate their schedule. Remember they are taking time out to help you.
? When you arrive and start the interview, introduce yourself, be polite and professional, and be sure to thank them.
? TAKE NOTES?as much as possible (you can record the interviews, but be sure to ask your subject first). Use quotation marks around exact words to avoid confusion later.
? Make observations on their appearance, gestures, actions, and the surroundings.
? Find out what a good time would be to call them in case you think of follow-up questions or need them to explain something in more detail.
? Write a thank you note or email.
? When you are finished, write a summary of what happened as soon as possible, when the interview is still fresh in your mind. Include all observations. (This will be turned in with your final draft.)
Be sure to print the Interview permission forms and the Interview forms in Blackboard. The interview permission forms MUST BE signed by the person you are interviewing, giving you permission to use the material from your interview in an academic setting. This is MANDATORY!!
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