|· Minimum 200 words (successful cover letters are often longer)|
· Address letter to your instructor
· Answer at least 3 of the 6 questions below (where applicable) provide brief, specific examples of the following in your cover letter:
o What is your primary motivation or purpose for writing your draft? Who is your intended audience? What revisions did you make in order to improve how you accomplish this purpose and/or appeal to this audience?
o 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?
o 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?
o What have you decided to revise in your draft, apart from feedback you received? Why? How do these revisions improve your draft?
o What problems or challenges did you encounter while writing or revising your draft? How did you solve them?
o What valuable lessons about writing effectively have you learned as a result of composing this project?
· Place the cover letter at the beginning of your final draft, before the first page of your actual composition; delete your purpose statement
· 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
· Effective reasoning that demonstrates how the evidence supports the thesis and the specific arguments being made
· Opposing views that are accurately presented and effectively refuted with reasons and evidence
· A logical organizational structure that clearly and effectively guides readers through the arguments being made
· 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 4 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)
· Awareness of diverse audiences and use of respectful, inclusive language
· Observation of the conventions of Standard English
· 1500 words minimum for final draft (the minimum 200 words for the cover letter is not included in this count)