Final Rough Draft

Final Paper Rough Draft

Review the Final Paper instructions in Week Five of this course.  

Then, write a rough draft for your Final Paper, in which you compare and contrast two literary works from this course that share the same theme (using the “Themes & Corresponding Works” list in the Week Five Final Paper instructions, as a guide).  

The two stories being needed to be used is 

  • Country Lovers (Gordimer)
  • The Story of an Hour (Chopin)

The paper should be organized around your thesis (argument), which is the main point of the entire essay. When developing a thesis for a comparative paper, consider how a comparison of the works provides deeper insight into the topic of your paper (i.e., think about why you have chosen to look at these particular works in relation to one another). In your analysis, consider the relationships among the following elements:

  • Content
  • Form (e.g., short story vs. poem)
  • Style

Assignment Requirements

  • Theme: Your paper must address one of the themes listed.
  • Length: Your draft should be six to ten double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference page)
  • Sources: Utilize at least six scholarly sources to support your thesis (including the course text and at least two sources from the Ashford Online Library).
  • APA: Your draft must be formatted to APA (6th edition) style.
    • Separate Title Page: Must include an original title
    • Separate Reference Page
    • Proper Citations: All sources must be properly cited, both within the text and in a separate reference page.
  • Elements of Academic Writing:  All academic papers should include these elements.
    • Introduction with a thesis statement
    • Supporting paragraphs
    • Conclusion


  • APA samples and tutorials are available to you in the Ashford Writing Center, located in the left navigation bar.
  • Try to develop your draft as thoroughly as possible. Doing so will allow your instructor to provide you with more specific feedback, and will help you to produce a higher-quality final paper.


This week you learned how to construct reasoned arguments about moral issues. Your assignment is to read the case study, analyze the situation, and answer questions related to euthanasia.This assignment consists of constructing an argument and answering 2 questions related to the case study,

Directions to complete assignment:
1- Click HERE to download week 5 case study

Part 1- Construct an argument
A- Identify which position you agree with: the husband or the parents.
B- Construct a sound argument including premises and a conclusion.
D- Your premises could address:
—The role media played to influence public opinion (which affects the decision made by the court)
—The reasoning behind the decisions made by the court

Part 2 – In paragraph format, answer questions related to the case study
A- If Terri Schiavo had a living will, what affect would that have made on the outcome? 
B- Is it ethical to remove the feeding tube, put it back in, and then remove it again?

Name and save the document as ‘LastnameFirstName.docx”-So John Smith would be “SmithJohn.docx (or.doc)

Grading Criteria:
Part 1- The Argument
1. Your argument must consist of:
>>Introduction paragraph providing an overview of your position.
>>One paragraph per premise, providing the premise with supporting facts from your research.
>>A conclusion paragraph summarizing your argument
2. You must have at least 2 premises supporting the conclusion.
3. Your argument must be written in paragraph format, with at least 3-5 sentences per paragraph.
4. Your paragraphs must be written with complete sentences, without spelling or grammatical errors. 
5. Your argument should not be a reflection of your opinion (only what you can find in the case study and your research).

Part 2- Response to Questions
1. Your responses to the questions must be written in paragraph format with at least 3-5 sentences per paragraph. 
2. Your responses must be complete sentences, without spelling or grammatical errors.
3. Your answers must be in your own words. 
4. Cite all your references using APA style citations. (You may find it helpful to use this website to help you format your citation:


 Write a paragraph that paraphrases the text of the article

The following page (pg. 2) shows the beginning of an article on Bipolar Disorder. You will use this information to complete the following four (4) grading criteria. *A couple additional notes below before starting: – You do not need to research any additional articles. This is a formatting and paraphrasing assignment – not a research assignment. All the information you will format and paraphrase is provided for you on page (2) of this HW description. – All the information regarding how to paraphrase and format is provided for you inside the APA Resources module in the Sakai course room as seen below: 1. Create an APA Title Page (2.5 points).  Consult the APA Resources module to view how. 2. Create an APA Body Page (2.5 points).  Write a paragraph that paraphrases the text of the article (pg. 2) for the body of the paper. Make sure to include all of the major points of the text, but use your own words. This does not mean that you need to include every detail. It does mean that if I read your version, I would walk away with a similar understanding of the article. Consult the APA Resources module to view how. 3. Create an in-text citation (2.5 points)  This includes the author(s) and date of publication in your paraphrased paragraph. Consult the APA Resources module to view how. 4. Create a Reference Page (2.5 points).  All of the information that you need to make a complete reference is listed on pg. 2. (*Remember, the information on pg. 2 is not in APA format). Consult the APA Resources module to view how. *Grading * Due to the specificity of APA format, the instructor will not deduct an automatic 2.5 points if there is only one item missed on any of the four major grading criteria. The 2.5 points for each of the four grading criteria is a total for that particular segment of the assignment (ie: If there were not one item correct in all of grading criteria #1, then it would be a loss of the total 2.5 points). Please see pg. (2) for the article and other information you will use:The Bipolar Spectrum: A Review of Current Concepts and Implications for the Management of Depression in Primary Care Sloan J. Manning; Pamela D. Connor; Anjali Sahai, Archives of Family Medicine. 1998;7:63-71.

The paragraph

 Bipolar disorders are identified with increasing frequency in clinical practice. Until recently, patients treated in outpatient psychiatric settings were presumed overwhelmingly to have unipolar diagnoses. However, later studies on the affective subtypes treated in this setting reveal a different picture. These investigations suggested that approximately 30% of depressed patients treated in outpatient psychiatric settings may have bipolar spectrum illness. A prospective study conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health (Rockville, Md) found that 12.5% of patients initially given a diagnosis of major depression eventually had a bipolar illness.