• Freewrite!
    • Spend the first part of class today reflecting on your ideas for research in the second half of this semester.
    • While you didn't have to necessarily focus on your research topic directly, you may have had some thoughts or ideas develop during the idle time!
    • Write about where you might take your investigation next and whether your topic focus has changed or been reconfigured over the last week.

  • Proposal writing!
    • Let's check out your research...
    • Then, let's take this one step at a time.
  • Keep in mind that most of the basic requirements of the FYRC proposal should be included with your blackboard submission, too:

✔ Title

✔ 50-word conference program description of your presentation (abstract)

✔ Proposal (Must include credible references and/or evidence of primary research! References do not count in word count.):

  • 150 words for 15-minute presentations
  • 300 words for 45-minute panels

✔ Names, emails, and cell numbers of all presenters, presentation titles (for proposals involving more than one person), English/Seminar faculty (whoever teaches the class where your project was assigned)


  • Read NWWK Threshold Concept 5 (pgs. 71-79) by next Tuesday.
  • Submit your proposal on blackboard before class begins on Thursday.
    • If you are submitting a panel (team) proposal, you only need to submit one copy to blackboard.
  • Plan to meet with me on Thursday about your proposal revisions!
  • Submit the online proposal application for the FYRC by noon on Friday, March 22nd if you'd like to present there!