Write a one-page Issue Proposal. The issue you are proposing is the topic you will pursue for your course project. You need to include the following items in the contents of your Issue Proposal:
- Introduce your issue. Where did this idea evolve? What has been studied in terms of this issue? Give some background information about this issue.
- Explain why this issue interests you. Why is this issue compelling? What has not been solved in this issue? Why is this issue important to you, or your audience? You may want to review the characteristics of a workable issue to generate more thoughts.
- Describe what you have known about this issue. Recall your prior knowledge about this issue. What have you heard about it? You may want to do some preliminary research to acquire more information.
- Raise three substantive research questions that you would like to answer in your research paper. You will be exploring the strongest of these questions in your discussion next week.
- At last, provide your tentative position for this issue. What do you agree or disagree with? What is your conviction? Your position may change as you do your research and that’s perfectly fine.
All written assignments in this course must:
- Be typed in Microsoft Word.
- Be double-spaced, with one space after punctuation between sentences.
- Contain no breaks between sections or paragraphs.
- Have 1″ margins on all sides.
- Be in 12 pt. Times New Roman font.
- Include a page header (shortened title) in the upper left-hand of every page and a page number in the upper right-hand side of every page.
- Include an APA-style cover-page.
- Have the title again, centered at the top of page two.
- Identify all sources within the paper by using parenthetical in-text citations.