Consider using headings to organize your paper. Remember, this is just the beginning of your research journey. You should have a specific research question in mind; a thesis is not required yet. Your proposal needs to cover the following:
- Introduction: Introduce your topic. What is your research question?
- Pathos: What is your personal experience with this topic?
- Logos: Explain both sides of your topic.
-What are the topics that you’ll need to address?
-What questions do you want to address in this paper?
-What are your own thoughts on the subject matter? Do you have an idea of what you might want to argue?
Cite at least 1 source.
- Ethos: Have at least 2 credible sources.
–Summarize and explain why you think these two sources are helpful.
–What other research you plan on obtaining.
–What research are you looking for to help your argument?
- Questions/Concerns: What concerns do you have about your topic?
– What problems do you foresee? What questions do you have for me, and what do you want me to give you feedback on?
-What do you hope your readers will take away from your argument?
-Who do you see as your target audience for this topic?
Because this is a writing process class, you need to reflect on your writing experience on the attached cover memo. This should be on the first page of your proposal. NOTE: This does not count towards your word count or page-length requirement.
- 3-4 pages, typed, MLA format (TNR, 12 point font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced)
- 2 credible sources incorporated throughout the text and cited properly
- A well-thought out research question.
- Discussion of your personal connection with the topic (pathos)
- Discussion of your topic from both sides (logos).
- Discussion of research (ethos).
- Proper citation, including an MLA Works Cited page.
- Cover memo (see attachment)