Research proposal writing activity

Research Proposal

A research essay achieves several goals, but the most important are inquiring, advancing knowledge, and supporting arguments. The final essay for this class will ask you to create a narrow research question, develop a thesis, and support your thesis with credible research. It will also ask you to be thorough. Remember, you discussing a cause and effect relationship.

This first assignment asks you to create a proposal, refine your research questions, and conduct preliminary research.

Instructions

Topic Introduction (approximately one page)
What is your general topic?
What do you know about the topic before you conduct your research?
What do you think or believe about your topic before you conduct your research?
Why is this topic interesting to you? Why did you choose this topic?
What did you hope to learn as you get started?
What is (are) your overall research question(s)? (only 1 or 2)
The Preliminary Research (approximately 1 page)
Describe your search process. What search terms did you use and what types of sources did you use?
Where did you find the best information? Describe the sources.
Where did you find the most success in answering your research questions? Explain.
Where did you have failures? Explain.
Where do you think you might run in to roadblocks in your research process? How will you overcome these challenges?
What changes did you make throughout the initial research process in your topic or questions?
Due via Populi (save it as lastnamefirstinital_proposal)

Be sure to address each prompt of the assignment thoughtfully and demonstrating specific details from your preliminary thoughts and investigations. Each letter above is worth two points for a total of 24 points possible for the entire assignment. Incomplete or brief answers lacking depth will result in point deductions for that category.

Topic Introduction (approximately one page)
What is your general topic?
012

What do you know about the topic before you conduct your research?
012

What do you think or believe about your topic before you conduct your research?
012

Why is this topic interesting to you? Why did you choose this topic?
012

What did you hope to learn as you get started?
012

What is (are) your overall research question(s)? (only 1 or 2)
012

The Preliminary Research (approximately 1 page)
Describe your search process. What search terms did you use and what types of sources did you use?
012

Where did you find the best information? Describe the sources.
012

Where did you find the most success in answering your research questions? Explain.
012

Where did you have failures? Explain.
012

Where do you think you might run in to roadblocks in your research process? How will you overcome these challenges?
012

What changes did you make throughout the initial research process in your topic or questions?
012

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