Sexual Assault Issues in the Department of Defense

Last week, you outlined your argumentative essay. This week, you must use your instructor’s feedback and information from the course materials to turn your outline into an essay draft. Weekly instructor guidance and Chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the course text, College Writing Handbook, will walk you through the process.

The Week 3 assignment is the first draft of your academic argument. In this assignment, you will show that you are making progress in all course learning outcomes:

  1. Interpret information through close and critical reading.
  2. Demonstrate effective use of the writing process.
  3. Employ effective academic tone, style, mechanics, and citation method.
  4. Integrate relevant source material effectively and ethically.
  5. Support a position appropriate to the rhetorical situation.

You will submit a 3- to 4-page (1,000 to 1,250 words) rough-draft essay that is formatted in proper APA style. This rough draft assignment must integrate prior feedback and show improvement from your prior coursework. The rough draft will be evaluated differently than a final draft essay, so pay close attention to the grading rubrics and requirements.

Your argument should be sound, valid, and based upon evidence from at least 5 credible sources. At least 3 of your sources must be scholarly. You may integrate additional information, since your final draft requires additional research. Information and evidence must be integrated appropriately, cited in APA-style, and used with integrity. Remember to draft your essay for an academic audience.

NOTESS **Can you please use the corrections in the outline toward the essay. Also, the paper needs 5 total sources, 3 scholarly, 2 from anywhere. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Requirements: 3-5 pages not including title/reference page (1000 words)

Answer preview

The different backgrounds, attitudes, and belief systems embraced by the top brass in the military are to blame for the failure to correctly adjudicate reported instances of sexual assault (Obama Administration Archives, 2013). Employees and service people in the Department of Defense come from different backgrounds, and as such, have different attitudes and belief systems. For instance, there are some military leaders who still do not believe in the concept of gender equality, especially when it comes to the constitution of the military. In line with this, such a leader might let their personal attitude towards women get in the way of investigating or adjudicating allegations of sexual assault made by female service members.

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Sexual Assault Issues in the Department of Defense