The proposal is where you propose a topic! What does that mean? It means that you explain what it is you will be arguing, why, and how. You need to give enough context so that your project and approach are clear.

An effective proposal has a narrow focus, clear thesis, includes preliminary claims, and context for why this is important to write and argue about. You should do preliminary research on your topic to have a clear idea of the kinds of claims and support or evidence you will include.

Answer these questions to begin with:

  1. What you are arguing? What is the topic?
  2. Why you writing about the topic? Why does it matter?
  3. How do you plan to research and support your stance?
  4. What are the preliminary claims for your argument?
  5. What is your original thesis?

Comment below with your proposals. DUE 11/3 Wednesday before class.