Writing a Proposal
Writing a Proposal is a project-based course that systematically guides students through the entire process of producing a proposal. At the outset, each student describes his/her chosen topic and produces an initial plan that defines the proposal's purpose and type, the target audience, and the sources of data to be used as support. Subsequently, students create a hierarchaical framework of headings, sub headings, and graphics which form the organizational basis of the document. This framework is then expanded into a detailed written outline, complete with topic sentences for each paragraph. Before drafing the proposal, students review paragraph structure, sentence composition, and word choice to ensure effective writing. Finally the proposal is written and submitted for feedback.