Assignment 2: Research Proposal – Thesis, Major Points,
and Plan Due Week 3
Select a topic on which your persuasive writing paper will be
Write a one to two (1-2) page research proposal in which
Identify the topic you
selected and explain two (2) reasons for using it.
Include a defensible,
relevant thesis statement in the first paragraph.
Describe three (3) major
characteristics of your audience (official position, decision-making power,
current view on topic, other important characteristic).
Describe the paper’s
scope and outline the major sections.
Identify and explain the
questions to be answered.
Explain your research
plan, including the methods of researching and organizing research.
Document at least three
(3) primary sources and three (3) secondary sources. Use credible, academic
sources available through Strayer University’s Resource Center. Note: Wikipedia
and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting
typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; references must follow APA or school-specific format.
Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page
containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s
name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are
not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this
Recognize the elements
and correct use of a thesis statement.
a research proposal that states the claim and scope of the research
Outline the main sections
of the research project.
Devise an ordered
research plan to obtain appropriate resources.
clearly and concisely about selected topics using proper writing mechanics.
technology and information resources to research selected issues for this