CP Research Proposal
NOTE: Your proposal should be one document that contains the statement (guided by questions at the bottom of this page) and your sources, including the three annotations.
Research Proposal (500- 900 Words)
Purpose: Your first attempt to write about your topic and your guiding questions will most likely be difficult. This statement of prospective claims is the first formal presentation of your knowledge about the topic and your understanding of the source material. Your primary purpose is to write something that will help further your understanding of your claims. Write your prospective statement in an experimental mindset, try to position this statement as one that captures your current understanding of your sources, your arguments, and the questions you are trying to answer. In other words, write something that will guide you as you craft, revise, and sharpen your questions and arguments. This assignment is designed to help you effectively begin the research process, and to lead you toward a successful CP.
Getting Started: Record a minimum of TEN sources you found for the topic in 8th edition MLA formatting, If you don’t know how to properly use MLA, consult the Online Writing Lab at Purdue: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/. Then, Under at least THREE of your sources, include a paragraph length annotation that does that following: provides an account of the article’s context; its authors, the purpose of the source, its argument (if any), the primary evidence its author uses to substantiate his or her main claim (if there is one), any relevant pieces of evidence used to substantiate claims and the intended audience. NOTE: This will, and should, overlap with the Week 2 Discussion.
Task: Now that you have annotated your sources, write a short statement in which you illustrate how your sources work together to support your developing arguments.
You may use the following prompts to structure a response that should be written as a short essay. Please use first-person language. You do not have to answer these questions; they are prompts to be used as you see fit.
- State your guiding questions
-What are my guiding questions?
-How do my sources address these questions? What are their answers?
2.Describe the historical aspects of your topic and guiding questions.
-What cases or ideas do your sources trace back in time to substantiate their arguments about the contemporary problems and questions at hand?
-Can you offer reasons for why the historical aspects are important?
-How do my sources talk to or argue with each other?
-How might they fit together to support various argumentative claims?