· Minimum 200 words (successful analyses are often longer)
· Following Step 2 in CHAPTER 3, analyze and specifically describe your Time, Place, and Purpose of your draft. To describe your Audience, follow Step 2 of CHAPTER 13 and consider the questions in “Examine rhetorical context” above.
· Place the situation analysis at the beginning of your first draft, before the first page of your actual composition
· 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
· 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)
· Observation of the conventions of Standard English
1250 words minimum for first draft (the minimum 200 words for the situation analysis is not included in this count)