This proposal does not need to be long, but it should include the following:
Task: You will be writing a brief paper that informs me about the topic you want to research for your final Researched Argumentative Paper. This proposal does not need to be long, but it should include the following:
The introduction is the initial pitch of your idea. It is a narrative of what it is you want to do.
Answer the following questions
What is the piece of literature/media you are calling a new classic?
How did you come across this piece of literature/media?
What impact has it had on your life?
Explanation of the Background and Significance:
The background and significance explain why the topic matters and is worthy of research.
Answer the following questions:
What background information can you provide about the piece of literature?
Why is this piece of literature important to society?
What do you believe you can accomplish by researching this piece of literature?
Statement of intended Audience:
Answer the following questions:
Who is this research for?
How will that audience inform your writing?
Literature Review:
This is not a formal literature review, but I do want you to conduct some preliminary research on your piece of literature.
What articles are out there already?
What do people think about it?
What might help you in creating your argument?
Research Design and Methods
In this section, you will explain how you will complete your research for your final paper.
How are you planning to conduct your research?
What databases will you use?
What kind of sources?
Citations and References:
Using MLA 9 formatting guidelines, cite your sources for your proposal.