The purpose of a Proposal is to argue for something/some action to be done; evaluate an opportunity; solve a problem or implement change and discuss how to do it. You are to select a Proposal topic that can be business or non-business related and write a six-page persuasive research proposal. Examples of previous proposal topics include “Why the U. S. Government should add Puerto Rico as a state,” “Why UWA should add a Study Abroad Program,” “College Athletes should (or should not) be paid,” “Why all Small Businesses should have a social media and website presence,” “18-wheelers should have their own interstate/highway system,” etc. In your paper/proposal, you are arguing for or against something using research/facts/evidence and persuading your audience to act or to do something or not do something. I have uploaded sample outlines and proposals for your review and reference. A simple outline of your proposal is below:
- Cover Page
- Background information/history
- Statement of the problem/opportunity/call to action
- Facts and evidence to support your solution or call to action. Include costs, timeline, plan, resources (if available and needed).
- Present your conclusions
- Present your recommendations
YOUR TASK: Select a topic and write a 6 – 8 page (single-spaced) proposal convincing your audience to do or not do something. (The cover page is not included in the page count!) Please include visuals or charts and graphs.Important: You must begin work on your research report immediately as time will pass quickly in this course!