As part of the writing process, it is important to write a rough draft of any formal written work that you will complete. A rough draft provides you the opportunity to expand on the elements within your outline to create a cohesive paper and to receive feedback.Review the Outline Template you completed in Wk 3, as well as the SMART Goals Worksheet from Wk 2, if needed. Be sure to note any feedback from your instructor about changes you may want to consider.Review and synthesize feedback on your Wk 3 Goals for Success Outline from your faculty member and apply it to this assignment.Optional: Review “Writing Process” for a refresher.Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that describes your three SMART goals and your plans to achieve them. Use the outline you completed in Week 3 to help you complete your rough draft. Be sure to do the following in your paper:
- Write your introduction to include the elements you developed in the outline.
- State the final version of each SMART goal, addressing each letter of the SMART acronym as it relates to the goal, as well as your responses to the questions presented in the outline.
- Describe how each goal will help you achieve success in your courses, program, career, or personal life.
- Write your conclusion to include the elements you developed in the outline.
Note: Remember this piece of advice from “Writing Process” in Wk 3: “You just follow the outline. You just expand on the points and just start writing. It doesn’t matter how much or how little you write. You can revise later. You don’t want to worry too much about word count. It is important but at this point content is much more important. You can write as much as you want. You can always edit it out later.”Format your paper according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines located on the APA Templates page in the Center for Writing Excellence.Submit your rough draft.Resources