The purpose of the Research Proposal is to mold the preliminary ideas you have about your topic and to develop them in
an academic manner. This development occurs as a direct result of your research on the subject. Therefore, this is your
first formal articulation of your project. The Research Proposal is the next step towards writing assignments that will help
you construct your Research Paper.
In this 500-600-word, essay-style Research Proposal, you will develop the project that you intend to write about for your final Research Paper for this course. If your Research Proposal is less than this word count, then it is likely you have not fully developed your proposal or adhered to the assignment appropriately, which can severely impact your grade for this
assignment. Your Research Proposal will include the elements listed below. EH 1020, English Composition II 5
Your Research Proposal should also include a list of references in APA style and should adhere to APA convention
throughout for in-text citation and style.
Your Research Proposal grade will be largely based on your inclusion of the elements listed below, as well as your
development of the project. For assistance, you might want to refer to Chapter 1, Section 1a, of The Little, Brown
Compact Handbook with Exercises (pp. 3-4). Your Research Proposal must contain the following elements:
1. Cover page and APA formatting: Please see the APA 6th Edition Guide located under "Student Resources" on the course homepage. Please review the APA Cover Page and document formatting on pages 16 and 17 or the CSU APA Guide.. Your cover page should include the following: the title of your future
Research Paper (this may be changed as your project develops), your name, the title of the course, your
professor‘s name, and the date of submission (with the month, date, and year). The cover page should also
include a running head, along with a sequential page number in the upper right-hand corner.
Review the purpose statement on p. 333 of Strategies for Writing Successful Research Papers. You may also
want to refer to Chapter 1, Section 1c of The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises (pp. 6-7). The
following questions should be addressed in the first paragraph of your Research Proposal, which should be
dedicated to establishing your purpose for doing this particular project.
--What is your rationale for this project?
--What do you hope to learn from the project, or what to do you want to see happen as a result of it?
--Who is your audience for this project? Chapter 1, Section 1d, of The Little, Brown Compact Handbook
with Exercises (pp. 7-8)
--What role will you play in this project: investigator or advocate?
3. Statement of qualification:
Address the following questions as they are applicable to your project.
--What is your investment in the topic?
--What personal experience do you bring to the topic?
--What special qualities do you bring to the project?
--How might your investment, experience, and special qualities make you particularly apt at developing this
4. Tentative argument:
Your final Research Paper for this course will be an argumentative, research-based, academic paper. While it is
unlikely that you will have a concrete idea of what your entire argument will be at this point in the writing process,
it is necessary for you to articulate your argument as you understand it to be right now. Address the following
--What is the context surrounding your topic? In other words, is there some event that was a catalyst for
bringing your topic into the public eye? (Optional)
--What is your explanation or definition of the topic?
--What is your analysis of the specific issue surrounding your topic?
--What is your tentative thesis statement or hypothesis?
Include a references list as the last page of your Research Proposal. Please see the APA 6th Edition Guide located under "Student Resources" on the course homepage. Please review the APA Cover Page and document formatting on pages 16 and 17 or the CSU APA Guide. All entries are those that have been cited in the text. No others are to be included. No textbooks should be
included on the references list.
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