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Problem-Posing & Problem-Solving via Proposal Writing

 

Assignments

 

In Unit Two, we will focus on the conventions of proposal writing. Using the topic you researched in Unit One, you will produce a proposal addressed to an individual or organization (a politician, a business leader, a philanthropist, an activist group, a government body, etc.) defining an aspect of a problem and proposing a solution through an effective justification.  You will call your audience’s attention to a problem, propose a solution to that problem, and present a justification for your solution.

 

Additionally, you will draft an Annotated Bibliography with four sources (in addition to the eight sources from Unit One).

 

Finally, in a Student Learning Outcomes Journal (SLO-J), you will record your personal reflections on how your work in this unit helped you develop critical skills as a writer.

 

Goals:

  • Conducting academic research
  • Enhancing civic literacy and, hence, critical thinking about the public sphere
  • Practicing writing as a citizen, not simply as a student
  • Demonstrating ability to adapt writing to different genre conventions, in this case to proposal letters
  • Demonstrating ability to develop and sustain a persuasive argument (as a critical thinking skill).

 

Topics

A social issue that you researched in Unit One and will continue developing in Units Three and Four.

 

Audience:                                         

Public official or organization

 

Paper Format:                      

Rough draft: 3-4 pages of text, double spaced + References page (APA)

Final draft: 3-4 pages of text, double spaced + References page (APA)

Paper layout as explained in class

References list in APA style (equivalent of Works Cited in MLA style) must include at least six sources, including at least four credible sources found through database research (or books)

 

Annotated Bibliography:

  • Follow the format explained in Unit One
  • Must include at least four new credible sources

 

Restrictions:

Wikipedia, dictionaries, and encyclopedias do not count as credible sources; however, you may use relevant credible websites and news media coverage to show currency/urgency.

SLO-Journal:

  • Use a personal narrative style
  • Provide specific examples

 

                                                     

UNIT TWO CALENDAR

 

Wed., Sep. 12             Problem-Posing & Problem-Solving via Proposal Writing: Introduction

 

Fri., Sep. 14                Problem-Posing & Problem-Solving via Proposal Writing

Review: Proposal Handouts

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Mon., Sep. 17             Problem-Posing & Problem-Solving via Proposal Writing

Review: Proposal Handouts

 

Wed., Sep. 19             Problem-Posing & Problem-Solving via Proposal Writing

Review: Proposal Handouts

 

Fri., Sep. 21                Problem-Posing & Problem-Solving via Proposal Writing

                                                Review: Proposal Handouts

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Mon., Sep. 24             Problem-Posing & Problem-Solving via Proposal Writing

                                                Review: Proposal Handouts

 

Wed., Sep. 26             Problem-Posing & Problem-Solving via Proposal Writing/Peer Review 1                                        Draft 1 is due in D2L and in class/Bring your draft to class (hard or

                                    Electronic copy)

 

Fri., Sep. 28                Problem-Posing & Problem-Solving via Proposal Writing/Peer Review 2

Draft 2 is due in D2L and in class/Bring your draft to class (hard or

Electronic copy)

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Mon., Oct. 1                Introduction to Unit Three: White Paper

Unit Two portfolio is due:

  • Due in class (hard copy): Proposal paper + Peer Review
  • Due in D2L: Proposal paper + Annotated Bibliography (draft) + SLO-J

 

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