Creation of a Rough Draft

Assignment 1: RA 1: Creation of a Rough Draft

In this assignment, you will create a rough draft of your seminar paper.

Usually, students underestimate the importance of a rough draft. It is obviously secondary to the final paper; however, the final product is based entirely on the rough draft. The greater the effort made in developing the rough draft, the better will be the final version of the seminar paper. The rough draft will take more time than just a haphazard writing of ideas takes, and if the draft is done well, it will save much time and worry at the time of the final writing.

Gather all the materials you have collected so far related to your seminar paper.

Strategy: Read all notes and write one or two paragraphs in your own words explaining the main point of your seminar paper. Explain the essential message you have researched and are trying to communicate. Keep this material before you as you write the rough draft. Revise it as you proceed, if necessary. This may become your introduction or your conclusion. Your seminar paper should be constructed to develop and support your thesis through discussion of the studies you have researched.

The rough draft should be a minimum of 10 pages plus the title page, the abstract, the table of contents (optional), references, and appendices (optional). Include a reference list using APA format. Your completed final draft will be 15–25 pages in length.


Assignment 1 Grading Criteria
Maximum Points
Created an appropriate introduction explaining the topic and its importance in the forensic psychology field.
Provided a well-integrated analysis of the scholarly research on the topic appropriate in depth and length.
Clearly expressed one or more conclusions emerging from the review of the literature and showed how your review of the literature supports your conclusions.
Identified recommendations for conducting further research to address the specific gaps in the literature.
Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in the accurate representation and attribution of sources; and displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
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