Q. What is a rough draft?
A rough draft is a version of your paper that is complete but not polished. It's a good idea to write an outline before starting your rough draft, to help organize your ideas and arguments.
Here are the steps you can take to write your rough draft:
- Choose a topic
- Find information
- Identify the issues related to your topic
- Locate books, articles, and reports that give you background information and more
- Create and state your thesis
- Organize your thoughts and notes
- Make an outline
- Find more information, this time find content that supports your points
- Write your introduction
- Write the body of the paper
- Write the conclusion of the paper
The purpose of a rough draft is to allow you to write your paper in the form described above and then edit it or revise it, based on feedback from a tutor or the Online Writing Lab. Getting feedback on your draft allows you to create a better paper and to become a stronger writer.