In “Sh*tty First Drafts,” Anne Lamott presents her argument about the importance of the “child’s draft.” In an essay of 300-400 words (with paragraphs and a thesis), explain what you would call the first drafts of academic writing you have attempted in the past and how the first drafts fit into the process of academic writing.
Write an essay of 300-400 words in response to the above prompt. This includes the first word of the essay to the last word of the essay; the title, heading, and Work Cited page are not included in the word count.
Follow the document formatting guidelines as indicated in the MLA section of your handbook. Instructions for MLA format are in Module 0.
Use in-text, parenthetical citations in MLA format each time you paraphrase, summarize, or quote directly from a source.
Include a corresponding MLA-formatted Works Cited page.
Use the literary present tense (say “Giovanni argues for control” not “Giovanni argued for control”).
Save and submit your work as either Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or a Rich Text Document (.rtf).
The Originality Report generated by Turn It In should not exceed 25%. Submit work early to review the report and contact your instructor with questions.
Essays must meet minimum requirements to earn a passing grade.

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