Your proposal will serve as the beginning of a conversation between you and me about your final essay. I want to know what topic you are discussing and what you intend to say about it. You’ll need to limit yourself to a single issue because this is only a 4 – 7 page paper.
Your thesis will be your conclusion about your columnist’s viewpoint on a certain issue or your viewpoint on a current topic. The substance of your essay will support that thesis with examples from at least 3 – 5 sources.
Your proposal will consist of five parts:
Your topic – What issue will you discuss? It might be your columnist’s view on an issue or your own opinion about a current topic
Your thesis – A complete sentence about your topic – what will you argue in your essay?
Your background with your topic – Have you researched it before? Have you written papers on this topic? It’s fine if you have, but I’ll need to know that this is a separate paper, written specifically for this class. What is your reason for choosing this topic.
Possible research you might use as a basis for your argument. Please don’t write “Google.” I know you’ll use Google.
Any sort of problems you foresee? Will you be able to find enough information? Will the information be mostly biased one way or another?
Course Objectives for this assignment –
Critical thinking, reading, and writing
Metacognition and transfer