The research proposal will draw from the essays that you have written, so make sure you use what you have written so far, and of course, address the comments that I have made. If you have any questions or are unsure how to address the comments, you can ask me during our meetings this week or we can schedule another meeting.
Your research proposal should include (and please note I have already addressed the structure of the proposal in the video posted last Tuesday, but I will talk a bit more about how to think of the proposal in class tomorrow):
Theory and hypothesis
Plan to substantiate the hypothesis
Introduction to the case/cases/data used (include background if needed)
Discussion and justification of methods
Methodological concerns (bias/uncertainty)
All papers should follow formatting guidelines (please do follow them– they count towards the grade and they are easy enough to follow):
Submit the paper in word or pdf format. If you have pages, or are using google docs, save as pdf and then submit.
Use a serifed font, such as Times New Roman, Garamond, or Baskerville, 12 pt (see what is a serifed font here)
Use 1.5 or double space, 1 inch margins
Number the pages
You can use any citation style as long as it is uniform throughout the text. Make sure you provide a complete reference to the work cited, either in a reference list at the end, or in the footnotes. Read the library’s citation style website for questions you might have.
Will be ran through 7 different plagiarism checkers, must be 100% plagiarism free.