Writing the Rough Draft of an Essay


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What should you do when you finish your rough draft?

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1. Which of the following is NOT something you want to do before you write the rough draft?

2. Which of the following is an example of passive voice?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Great writing doesn't just flow out of a writer's fingertips and onto the keyboard or the page. First attempts are a messy but necessary part of the writing process. Use this interactive quiz and worksheet to help you learn how and why a rough draft of your essay is an important step in creating a final product you can be proud of. Introduction and conclusion paragraphs will be featured.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Steps required to write a good quality rough draft
  • Pitfalls to avoid in writing a rough draft of an essay
  • Key components of an introduction
  • What to include in a conclusion

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge gained about the steps and details of drafting an essay
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key terms such as passive voice
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information about writing a rough draft of an essay

Additional Learning

To learn more about how and why you should write a rough draft of an essay, review the following lesson Writing the Rough Draft of an Essay. The objectives addressed include:

  • Define the writing process
  • Understand how a rough draft contributes to a polished final product
  • Know the components of a solid introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion
  • Understand where to locate important them
  • Recognize and avoid common mistakes in an introduction, body, and conclusion