Writing Prompt: Write an informative essay explaining what traits makes a succes


Writing Prompt:
Write an informative essay explaining what traits makes a successful leader. Choose three specific traits that are required to be a successful leader. For each trait, reference a well-known literary character or real-life person and give an example of how they exemplify the specific leadership trait.
Informative Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources
Be sure to note the specific requirements for length and sources stated in the specific writing assignment.
Required Components
* Times New Roman font, size 12, double spaced
* Cover Page – include the following information, centered
Title of Assignment
Student Name
Course Name
* Essay – follow structure/sample outline explained below
* References – written on separate page after the essay using APA Format
______________________________________________________________________________________
The purpose of informative writing is to educate a reader about a specific topic. Opinions are not presented in informative writing, instead, the focus is on presenting facts or information.
Sample Informative Essay Outline
I. Introduction; Paragraph 1: What is the essay about? (approx. 5 sentences)
* First point/idea overview
* Second point/idea overview
* Third point/idea overview (if necessary)
II. Body Paragraph 2: Topic sentence for first point/idea
* Supporting detail #1
* Supporting detail #2
* Supporting detail #3
III. Body Paragraph 3: Topic sentence transitioning to second point/idea
* Supporting detail #1
* Supporting detail #2
* Supporting detail #3
IV. Body Paragraph 4: Topic sentence transitioning to third point/idea (if necessary)
* Supporting detail #1
* Supporting detail #2
* Supporting detail #3
V. Concluding Paragraph 5: Analysis/What was the point of the essay? What does the information reveal?
* Summary of first point/idea
* Summary of second point/idea
* Summary of third point/idea
*** in-text citations must be implemented throughout the essay***
In-text Citations/APA Reference Page
View the following video regarding plagiarism and citing sources in the body of the essay (in-text citations)
***PLEASE INCLUDE ALTEAST ONE DIRECT QUOTE***
When quoting or paraphrasing, in-text citations are formatted in the body of your essay as follows:
(Author, date).
if no author is provided
(Title, date).
Paraphrase example:
Excel High School writing assignments have specific length and source requirements (Informative Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources, 2020).
Direct quote examples:
“Be sure to note the specific requirements for length and sources stated in the specific writing assignment” (Informative Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources, 2020).
or
Informative Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources states, “Be sure to note the specific requirements for length and sources stated in the specific writing assignment.”
References – need to be retrieved from public websites (do not use websites that require usernames/passwords). Wikipedia cannot be listed as one of the sources.
Basic APA Website Format: Author Last Name, First Initial. (Date). Title of the Article/Page. web address
Ex. Martin, K. (2020). Informative Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources.www.excelhighschool.com
(Links to an external site.)
If no author is listed, begin with the title and format as follows:
Ex. Informative Writing Assignment Guidelines/Resources. (2020). www.excelhighschool.com


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