• Minimum 150 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? How 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 Analysis 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.
Final Draft - Rhetorical Analysis (Check in Module 4 to confirm which analysis your instructor has assigned).
• Rhetorical analysis of the core reading you wrote about for Writing Project 1
• Clear identification, early in the draft, of the core reading by full author name and full article title (following MLA or APA style for formatting titles) and brief overview of the article’s content (This is usually part of the introduction.)
• Introductory paragraph, body paragraphs that analyze the rhetorical strategies and features of the core reading, and a concluding paragraph, with topic sentences and transitions.
• Clearly developed thesis statement making a claim about the purpose or effectiveness of rhetorical features of the core reading
• Well-reasoned analysis of the core reading’s rhetorical strategies, illustrated and supported with evidence from the core reading and your outside source
• Well-reasoned analysis of the core reading’s rhetorical strategies, supported with evidence
• Use of at least one additional source found using the Ivy Tech Virtual Library databases
• Use of at least 10 paraphrases and/or quotes of the core reading and/or your outside source, correctly cited in-text
• APA or MLA manuscript style formatting, 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
• 1000 words minimum for final draft (the minimum 150 words for the cover letter is not included in this count)