First-Year Research Conference Proposal
Due: Sunday, March 12, by 5 pm in your Seminar Blackboard
Assignment Description and Sample
For this assignment, you will create a proposal appropriate for submission to the First-Year Research Conference (FYRC). This proposal will be created for the historical presentation that is due on March 27 (Sections 460 & 461) or the individual speech you will give in COMM 1311 (Sections 452 & 453) which connects a historical event or issue that occurred between 1866 and 2000 to a modern-day event that occurred between 2011 to 2017.
While you must submit a proposal to your Seminar Professor by March 12 (uploaded in BlackBoard) as a part of your seminar grade, final submission of the proposal for consideration into the First-Year Research Conference is not mandatory but is highly encouraged.
Format of the Proposal
The proposal should be written to cover the following information in this particular order:
- Purpose of the presentation
- Background of the topic with in-text citations
- Significance/Importance of the topic
Nuts & Bolts
- The proposal needs to be 150 words or less in length.
- The proposal needs to contain appropriate parenthetical citations in APA format. References do not count towards the word count.
- Proposals need to be typed into a Word document that is uploaded into BlackBoard by the due date and time.
- At the top of the page, please indicate if you are planning to submit your proposal for consideration into FYRC. These proposals will be graded first and feedback will be provided before the proposals are given the okay to move forward. Proposals being submitted for consideration into FYRC will be due on Friday, March 24, at 12 pm, so the quicker that corrections are made the better.
- This assignment is worth 5% of your grade in seminar.
If your proposal is accepted into FYRC you will receive the following incentives for accepting and presenting at FYRC:
- Extra credit on your historical argument paper in HIST 1302
- Extra credit on your historical argument paper in UCCP 1102
- Extra credit on your individual presentation in COMM 1311 (where applicable)
- Automatic 100% on your final video portfolio in UCCP 1102
FYRC will be held Thursday, April 27, from 8 am to 5 pm in the UC.