COMM 1007/08
Exercise:  Research Proposal
Targeted Competency:

  1. Demonstrate research skills by locating, evaluating, and organizing material from a variety of sources.
  2. Produce organized, unified and coherent work using correct grammar, mechanics, diction, and a standard formatting and documentation style.
  1. Create informative and persuasive works in which the main points are supported by appropriate evidence.

Weight:  10%
Your proposal is a one-paragraph description of Major Assessment 2: Research Essay.

  1. Brainstorm controversial or current events related to your discipline and based on the reading, Txting is Killing Language, JK!!.
  2. Narrow your topic, and compose a clear, concise thesis statement (the topic sentence of your proposal paragraph).
  3. Pose 5-8 focused questions or queries that you want your research to answer.  Each sentence or question should be, effectively, a potential topic sentence for each paragraph in your essay.  In other words, you will tell me what each paragraph in your essay will be about.
  4. List the databases and/or journals that you will use to find articles related to this topic.
  5. Choose two articles and present a proper APA reference with an Annotated Bibliography – a short summary of the article – for each source.
  6. Submit your word-processed proposal by deadline specified by your professor.  If the proposal does not meet with your professor’s approval, you will have to revise and resubmit before starting on your research.

For more information on Annotated Bibliographies, check the link below: