Don’t use the word “proves”In class notes 10/23:In developing a proposal, you will have to do some or all of the following:Define a problem that needs a solution or describe a need that is not currently addressed. Make a strong claim that addresses the problem or need. Your solution should be an action directed at the future.Show why your proposal will fix the problem or address the need.Demonstrate that your proposal is feasible.
Bradley MyersWRI 010 Notes:Writing a proposal argument can be a process of discoveryHow can you make readers care about the problem you hope to address? Following are some strategies:oPaint a vivid picture of the need or problem.oShow how the need or problem affects people, both those in the immediate audience and the general public as well. oUnderscore why the need or problem is significant and pressing.oExplain why previous attempts to address the issue may have failed. Anticipate the objections to your proposed solution when writing a proposal argumentRespond pg. 282:Problem: Inattentive driving because drivers are texting.Original Solution: Institute a one-year mandatory prison sentence for the first offense.Objections: Too harsh for a comparably small crime, solution does not specify if you are given a trial are not (not clear enough)Solution: Raising the ticket cost for texting and driving, doubling for every offense, and eventually driver’s license is revoked. Explanation: It’s more cost efficient as less people are housed within a prison, and it creates a valuable incentive to prevent individuals from texting while driving due to the increasing cost and the penalty of losing their license. Problem: Increasing rates of obesity in the general populationOriginal Solution: Ban the sale of high-fat sandwiches and entrees in fast-food restaurantsObjection: People will want to make their own life decisions, argue that it might taste better than the non-fat solutionsSolution: Mandatory for restaurants to advertise a healthy food for every high-fat food advertisedExplanation: This would raise awareness of alternative solutions for the general population. To be effective, proposals must be feasible---that is, the action proposed can be carried out in a reasonable way. Africa support team (make a difference!):[email protected]Mrs. Sandy EarleUnited Response Inter. Fred—speaker
Bradley MyersWRI 010 Notes:In class notes 10/25:Myth 1: A scholarly article is any article that has been professionally edited and published in a credible source container. = seriousMyth 2: All articles from databases like Ebsco or CQ Researcher are scholarly. Journal 10 should discuss the importance of cyclesTier 1 Tier 2Tier 3EncyclopediaWeb articles GoogleYoutubeMagazines NewspapersSeriousArticlesScholarly articlesScholarlyPopular8-12+ pages long1-4 pages longGraphsPicturesBy authoritiesBy JournalistsTechnical jargonEasy to readIn class notes 11/6:Paraphrasing means to put the author’s words into your own words. A summary is not a word by word translation of the original.