The Purpose of the Proposal:
For the remainder of the semester, you will be working in a group towards developing and delivering your COMM 1311 group persuasive speech, the Final Assessment of the Integrated Assignment that is shared between COMM 1311, BIOL 2402, and UCCP 1102. Writing a proposal will help each group determine whether to expand off of research topic explored by an individual during the beginning of the semester, or to develop a new topic of their choosing related to the fields of health, nursing, and/or Anatomy & Physiology. This proposal may be used to submit to the First-Year Research Conference.
1) Title Page (1 page)
2) Abstract (150 word-limit) - Follows format for submission to First-Year Research Conference
The abstract is a summary that allows the reader to assess basic premise of your topic. As a whole, it should provide a brief description of the goals of your research and the background for why the questions your are proposing are significant/meaningful for this field.
- The abstract must include credible references and/or evidence of primary research
- In-text citation style is APA
- 150 word-limit
- In-text citations do not count in word count
3) References (no page minimum)
- Your references must include a minimum of 3 references, one of which must be a peer-reviewed research article
- You may include other credible sources
APA Formatting Guidelines:
- General Formatting Requirements: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
- In-text citations: click here
- References: click here
- Formatting Guidance from TAMU-CC Writing Center:
- Writing Style Tips for your Proposal
- A Rough Draft of your group's Abstract is due Friday, March 9th @ 11:59pm
- The complete Final Draft of your group's Proposal is due Sunday, March 18th @ 11:59pm
- In the Seminar Blackboard course, click on "Content" (left sidebar), "Assignments" folder, "Integrated Assignment" folder, and "Triad" folder. Click on the "Annotated Bibliography - Triad" assignment.
- Use Microsoft Word to write your Annotated Bibliography, and submit to Blackboard (.doc or .docx file)
First-Year Research Conference Submission (Optional)- Additional Requirements:
- 50-word conference program description of your presentation
- 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)
- Equipment needs. All rooms will have a projector + computer with internet. Let us know if you need something in addition to that.
- Your schedule: the hours you will be available to present on Thursday April 26th
- Your proposal and presentation must be accessible to a college-educated but interdisciplinary group, and should inform the readers about the key points/claims to be made during the presentation.