This discussion post is an opportunity for students to describe their experiences of writing the rough draft of the final research essay, and what they think they will have to focus on improving in the final draft. Below are some ideas of what students might discuss:
The thesis statement: developing it, how your thinking about your argument changed as you researched and began drafting it, how you struggled with it, etc.
The analytical paragraphs: your rationale for introducing textual evidence, how confidant you are in your argument and why, etc.
Comprehending the purpose of Melvilles story: how your understandingand possible confusion overthe meaning of Melvilles story influenced your research.
Your writing: how you dealt with trying to express yourself clearly, formulate your ideas in enough detail and depth, etc.