Date: To: Professor Virginia Montecino From: [name and email address] Subject of my paper: [The subject is the broad topic] My Major and why writing about this topic will be beneficial to me: [If you are not vested in your topic, chances are your incentive to write about the subject will be weak. Perhaps you will be using a number of these approaches in your paper.
If you are interested in the topic you will probably write a better paper.] My thesis: [ The thesis is generally a sentence or two, which comes after the introductory material and states the main point/s in your paper. If your subject is fertility treatments, for example, your thesis might be "The high number of multiple births is forcing society to examine the ethical issues that are caused by fertility drugs and invitro fertilization. Do you think that inserting anecdotal evidence, for example, high profile stories of people who have had multiple births, as in the case above, will help your reader understand your paper? Will you discuss the plusses and minuses of different platforms that perform similar functions? Let me know where you think you are headed.] Intended audience: [Your readers should not be specialists in your field.
Consult your instructor for specific guidelines on writing and formatting the work, as they can differ from institution to institution.
Before you write your research paper proposal [See the format below.], read this information.
Identify whether you are paraphrasing or quoting.] Below is the format for your Research Paper Proposal. I will not accept any papers that have major changes in topic or sources without my prior approval. For anyone tempted to pass off someone else's work as his or her own, I am a sophisticated user of the Internet and can easily spot papers gotten from paper mills, Internet or otherwise.
Your paper must be your original work, fitting the guidelines in your research paper assignment. Those have been done ad nauseum and will only bore me to death. Please do not jeopardize your college career or your grade in this class by using papers that are not written by you.] ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [ The information between the brackets [ ] is to guide you.Before finding out how to write a research proposal, let’s find out what it is first.According to the most reputable academic sources, a research proposal that contains a detailed description of the proposed research with information on any prior researches and studies completed.Abide by all of the APA format guidelines for the reference page.The sources should be varied - not all Internet sources, for example - and be appropriate for a college level research paper.It is a balancing act to find sources that you can understand - that relate to your level of study in your discipline, and, at the same time, challenge you intellectually.Be prepared at all times to show me the hard copies of your sources. Be sure you have records on the title of the article, the title of the journal, the author/s names, date of publication, page numbers and other information required on your reference page and in your in-text citation, plus the key points from the source.People magazine, Readers Digest, and others of that ilk are not satisfactory.Show me that you know how to find and can analyze data from sources within your discipline.] Graphs or charts: [Graphs and charts will not impress me unless they truly help the reader better understand some aspect of your paper. Refer to the chart or graph in the text where you discuss the information.Be sure to document charts and graphs from other sources. Charts, graphs or other appendices do not count toward the 5 to 7 pages of required text.] Documentation Style: [APA is preferred, but if you want to use another scientific style, such as CBE, or Number, Date style, you must ask for approval. Some of your sources must be from a professional journal in your field, such as a nursing journal, a computer science or engineering journal, such as IEEE Spectrum.