I don’t like the word rough copy. It sounds like there isn’t a lot of thought involved. It implies that it is not good enough. I think it’s fixed mindset lingo territory. We automatically call the final product a “good” copy…maybe it’s great, or not so good. Let’s get rid of that too.
Here is my solution: First Attempt and Final Product
First attempt intuitively suggests you will be revisiting it, perhaps multiple times. Student’s have a positive mindset going into it. A final product suggests a polished piece without having to use the descriptor of good.
What do you think? This is my first attempt at this proposal.