Research Proposal

week 3 1st paper Assignment 2: Research Proposal – Thesis, Major Points, and Plan

Select a topic on which your persuasive writing paper will be focused.

Write a one to two (1-2) page research proposal in which you:

  1. Identify the topic you selected and explain two (2) reasons for using it.
  2. Include a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.
  3. Describe three (3) major characteristics of your audience (official position, decision-making power, current view on topic, other important characteristic).
  4. Describe the paper’s scope and outline the major sections.
  5. Identify and explain the questions to be answered.
  6. Explain your research plan, including the methods of researching and organizing research.
  7. Document at least three (3) primary sources and three (3) secondary sources. Use credible, academic sources available through Strayer University’s Resource Center. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required page length.
  • 2nd paper wk 7 Assignment 4: Persuasive Paper Part 2: Solution and AdvantagesUsing feedback from your professor and classmates, revise Part 1 and develop the solution and identify the advantages of the solution. Note: The disadvantages or challenges with your answers will be in Part 3.Provide Part I: Revision of A Problem Exists (3-4 pages)Develop Part 2: Solution to Problem and Advantages (3-4 pages for 6-8 pages total)3. Explain a detailed, viable solution that supports your thesis. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.5. State, explain, and support the second advantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.7. Use effective transitional words, phrases, and sentences.9. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.11. Support advantage claims with at least three (3) additional quality relevant references. Use at least six (6) total for Parts 1 and 2. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
  • Your assignment must follow these formatting guidelines:
  • 10. Use one (1) or more rhetorical strategies (ethos, logos, pathos) to explain advantages.
  • 8. Provide a concluding paragraph / transitional paragraph that summarizes the proposed solution and its advantages.
  • 6. State, explain, and support the third (and fourth if desired) advantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
  • 4. State, explain, and support the first advantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
  • 2. Include a defensible, relevant thesis statement clearly in the first paragraph. (The thesis statement may need to be modified to reflect added information and purpose of this part.)
  • 1. Revise, using feedback from the professor and classmates, your Persuasive Paper Part I: A Problem Exists.
  • Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • 3rd paper week 10 Assignment 5: Persuasive Paper Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with VisualsUsing feedback from your professor and classmates, revise Parts 1 and 2, and add Part 3. Plan to include visuals to illustrate the advantages of your proposed solution.Provide Part I: Revision of A Problem Exists (3-4 pages)Provide Part 2: Revision of Part 2: Solution to Problem and Advantages (3-4 pages)Develop Part 3: Possible Disadvantages, Answers, with Visuals (1-2 pages, for 7-9 total pages)4. State, explain, and support the first disadvantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution and provide a logical answer. This should be one (1) paragraph. 6. Include one or two (1-2) relevant visuals that help illustrate an advantage.  8. Provide a concluding paragraph to summarize the proposed solution, its advantages, possible disadvantages, and answers to the disadvantages. Repeat or paraphrase your thesis statement.  10. Use one (1) or more rhetorical strategy (ethos, logos, pathos) to explain claims. 11. Support disadvantages and answers with at least two (2) additional quality relevant references. Use at least eight (8) total for Parts 1, 2, and 3. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
  • 9. Develop a coherently structured paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.
  • 7. Use effective transitional words, phrases, and sentences.
  • 5. State, explain, and support the second (and third if desired) disadvantage (economic, social, political, environmental, social, equitable, ethical/moral, etc.) to your solution and provide a logical answer. This should be one or two (1-2) paragraphs.
  • 3. Included a defensible, relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.
  • 2. Revise your Persuasive Paper Part 2: Solution to Problem and Advantages, using feedback from the professor and classmates.
  • 1. Revise your Persuasive Paper Part 1: A Problem Exists, using feedback from the professor and classmates.
  • Write an eight to ten (8-10) page paper in which you:

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