Introduction: Define your issue and your purpose
in writing about this topic in a way that sparks your readers'
interest in the topic.
Rationale: Prove to your readers that this
issue is important to you by providing illustrative examples from
your varied life experiences that have brought you to this point
in your thinking. When your reader finishes this section they
should understand in no uncertain terms just how important this
issue is to YOU. This section is the heart of your proposal and
should be well-developed.
Research Plans: In this section of your paper
answer the following questions:1. What do you already know about
this issue? 2. What do you still need to know and want to learn
or discover through your research? In other words, what questions
still need to be answered and what are your concerns for finding
what you need?
Implications: This section of your paper is
what I call the "so what" section. Your readers want
to know: Why does this research matter? Why is it worthwhile to
conduct research in this area? Why should we care about this issue?
In this section you get to speculate on the implications and importance
of your findings for you, for your reader, for the world, for
Guidelines: Your proposal should be three pages typed.
Please label each section of your paper as outlined above.