WRITING TO INFORM: PREWRITING AND OUTLINING
The purpose of your essay is to inform the reader about a topic within your discipline. Identify and explain how a concept, subject, or experience within your discipline drives your academic and career interests. You must choose your subject from your discipline.
Remember: The purpose of an Informative Essay is to provide information and explain a concept. In this assignment, you are not persuading or trying to convince your reader of something. Ask yourself: What does my reader need to know?
This week, you will start with the outline for the Informative Essay. Find at least one peer-reviewed, academic article from the Capella library to use to support your topic.
Include the following:
· Create an outline for your Informative Essay.
· Select a scholarly library article relevant to a chosen Informative Essay topic.
. List the article at the end of your outline on a separate Reference Page
. Credit the author of the article within the outline.
· Apply the standard writing conventions for the discipline, including structure, voice, person, tone, and citation formatting.
· Apply proper formatting, including a title page, correct margins, font, and spacing.
· Produce text with minimal grammar, usage, spelling, and mechanical errors.
Format your final draft in full and proper APA style. For instructions and examples related to APA document formatting, please refer to the APA Section of the Hacker handbook, pages 254–63, the Evidence and APA guidance in the Writing Center, and Academic Writer .
Your paper should meet the following requirements:
· Written communication: Ensure written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
· Standard formatting: Follow APA formatting for creating a document, including title page. An APA sample paper is located on pp. 251–254 of the Hacker Handbook.
· Length: Submit one double-spaced page.
· Font and font size: Use Times New Roman, 12-point font.
Use the Developing an Outline [PDF] provided as a resource to guide you as you develop your outline.
In addition to the Scoring Guide, your faculty member may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to provide you with feedback on your assignment related to writing