Proposals identify problems, present arguments in support of solutions, and suggest actions to be taken. Identify a problem for which you can propose an actual solution. Provide a detailed description of the problem. Focus on something that truly matters to you (purpose). If it matters to you, then it matters to others. Consider those to whom you are directing your message (audience).
After providing a detailed description of the problem, propose a solution in a separate paragraph. Clearly explain the solution. If necessary, define terms related to this proposed solution. How will it work? Be precise in your explanation. Next, develop a convincing argument in support of your solution or solutions. Anticipate questions, and answer those questions while developing your argument. If necessary, use one or two secondary sources to help identify the problem, explain the solution and/or otherwise support your argument. Consider your tone throughout the proposal (stance).
To craft an effective introduction, provide evidence of the ongoing conversation related to the topic. Highlight the thesis statement with bold print. Use strategies that guide the reader (title, thesis statement, topic sentences, and transitions). Persuade readers to accept your solution. If appropriate, conclude the proposal with a call to action.
Upload a 350-500 word draft Proposal (including the Works Cited page) to the Group File Exchange for peer review and to the Assignment link for the instructorâ€™s review. Double space all pages. Include page numbers on the draft and final Proposals. Use a 12 to 14-point font size.