4 Reconceptualization Similar to Mining the Gap this prompt allows for students

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Reconceptualization : Similar to “Mining the Gap,” this prompt allows for students to investigate classical rhetoric, but instead of identifying a gap in the literature, they may suggest a reconceptualization of a common term, theory, or rhetorician. This paper would take the form of an argument where the student will identify not only what needs to be redefined, but how it would look after and the impact such redefinition would have on the field. 5) Student-Defined : Technically, all of the above options are choices for students; however, if there is a topic that does not seem to fit in those categories and/or students are unsure where it would fit, they may submit a proposal and solicit feedback from the professor on whether it would work for the term paper. Make sure you follow the approach you identified in your proposal as this will be the instructor’s view of your paper when assessing. The paper must be between 5500-6000 words and include a minimum of
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15 secondary sources . Review the Term Paper Rubric before submitting. ENGL 570 Term Paper Proposal Description: The term paper is an opportunity for students to synthesize the readings and discussion boards and trace a specific thread they may have followed throughout the semester. Through careful analysis, the student will form their own theory about classical rhetoric and support their view with the use of primary and secondary sources. For the proposal, students will select one of the broad writing prompts below and MODIFY the prompt to form their own unique paper topic. The prompts below should be interpreted more as categories to form a specific topic rather than a traditional “prompt.” Students should use the discussion boards and responses as a way to identify a theme, concept, or theory they would like to pursue in the term paper.
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General requirements: Your proposal must have the following: identify which prompt you chose, the specific thread (topic) you will narrow your focus on, and an explanation of the following: 1) Identify with prompt you chose below. 2) How you plan to modify the prompt to focus on a specific thread or idea you plan to research. 3) The particular rhetorician(s) you will include in your discussion and why they are essential to your topic. 4) What concerns or questions you might have about the topic or paper in general (*Part of a proposal process is for the student to not only define what their paper topic is, but it is for them to receive clarifications from the instructor as to what could help their approach). The proposal must be between 450-600 words and in APA format if citations are necessary and included. Whatever option the student chooses is the option that must be completed for the module 4 Midterm Project. The following are writing prompts for students to choose
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from for this paper: 1) Theoretical Shift : The different readings should reveal not only the core concepts in classical rhetoric and its theories, but it should also reflect how such theories changed between rhetoricians.
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