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.


Assignment Description:
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:

Blackboard Submission:

  • 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.