State Government Paper Proposal Requirements
As part of the process in writing your research paper, you are required to submit a paper proposal to Seth via Canvas by May 19th. Please follow the prompt below to complete the assignment. We will also have an in-class paper proposal orientation on Tuesday, May 9th.
Be sure to title each section of your proposal with the appropriate heading matching the ones below. The proposal should be 2-4 double-spaced pages with most of the content falling into the last two categories.
Describe the topic you have chosen, how it fits within the context of our class, and why you decided to pursue this line of inquiry. (1-2 paragraphs)
- Research Question
Provide a question to summarize your overall topic and set a clear premise to address with your thesis. (3-4 lines)
- Thesis Statement
Provide an answer to your question along with criteria you will use to evaluate your claim. (3-4 lines)
- Argument Preview
Provide an outline anticipating how you will present your research, claims made to support your thesis, and the beginnings of the overall structure of your paper. (1-2 pages)
- Preliminary Sources/Annotated Bibliography
Provide sources utilized thus far to write your proposal. Include a paragraph about each illustrating how it helps move your argument along. Aim for at least 5 sources, scholarly preferred. (1-2 pages)