Compare and Contrast Essay Part III

For this essay, you will use a 2013 Harvard University commencement speech by Oprah Winfrey and a 2007 Harvard University commencement speech by Bill Gates to compare and contrast three (3) distinct ways that these well-known entrepreneurs define professional success. Note: You may find the commencement speech videos in Week 1 of The Writer’s Guide from Soomo [Webtext] in the online course shell.

Assignment 3: Compare and Contrast Essay Part III: Draft Version
Due Week 4 and worth 60 points

Note: Refer to the Assignments Overview, by clicking this link, prior to completing this assignment.

You have already drafted a thesis and three (3) main topics of interest (Assignment 1: Outline) for this essay assignment. You also have possible support from each commencement speech and a Reference Page to include in your essay (Assignment 2: APA Assignment).

Write a two to two and one-half (2 – 2 ½) page Compare and Contrast paper in which you:

Compare and contrast key similarities and differences between three (3) distinct ways in which Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates define professional success.
Organize your paper as a Block or Point-By-Point Arrangement.
Identify the writers and titles of the two (2) commencement speeches in the introduction.
Develop a coherently structured paper comprised of an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Provide at least three (3) quotations, paraphrases, or summaries with citations from the two (2) commencement speeches to support claims.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include an APA-formatted cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Correct grammatical and stylistic errors consistent with Standard Written English.
Recognize the elements and correct use of a thesis statement.
Recognize how to use quotations, paraphrase, and summary in the writing process.
Associate the features of audience, purpose, and text with various genres.
Write a correct APA Reference Page.
Write clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
Apply the writing process to develop various genres.
Use technology and information resources to research selected issues for this course.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.