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Researching a Problem in Riyadh (Group Project)
For your third major assignment, you and your group are to create a Project Proposal to propose a new
product, service, or policy for Riyadh. Keep in mind, a proposal is an offer to carry out research or to
provide a product or service. Thus, you are to describe a problem in Riyadh and propose a solution that
could improve said problem. You may have up to four people in your group.
Your proposal should have the following sections:
You should have a cover page for your project proposal. See the excel file on Moodle for the
Justify your project. What is the need for this project? In other words, provide a
problem statement and use this to justify the need for your proposed project.
Project Goal and Objectives
What does this project intend to achieve? What is the driving goal for this project? Be
sure to provide some metric to measure success. In other words, what result would
indicate the project’s goal was met?
Explain how your project will be carried out. What information is needed to proceed
with your plan? What research needs to be done (secondary or primary)? How will you
go about the following section’s activities?
What must be carried out for your project to be completed? What steps are necessary to bring
your project to fruition?
Project Implementation Timeline
Provide an estimated timeline for your project’s completion (this should be linked to the steps
Human, Material and Financial Resources
What is needed to complete this project? Provide a mock budget, description of necessary staff,
and a description of other required materials.
Finally, you will present your proposal to the class. Presentations must be twenty minutes long
and convey the major talking points of your proposal.
Moreover, you are to utilize visual aids (this could be a PowerPoint or Prezi) to communicate
your proposal to the course.
-Your proposal should be single spaced (see the examples uploaded online) in Times New Roman, 12 pt.
-The length should be about 2 pages minimum (focus on adequately addressing each topic), not
including your cover page or works cited.
-Due date is announced on Moodle
GRADING RUBRIC for
Writing Assignment #3: Writing a Proposal for Riyadh
Quality of the Proposal Writing and Design
-All required sections are included:
Proposed Tasks / Activities
Summary of Goals and Objectives Schedule / Timeline
Budget (human and material resources)
Proper Proposal format followed
-all elements of heading included
-clear section headings and section dividers employed
-layout is appropriate and pleasing
Writing Skill & Expertise
-Writing is detailed and well-developed, but still succinct and efficient
-Effective organization: sentences and paragraphs follow a logical order
-Good sense of flow, especially by using transitions
-Excellent command and control over prose & style
-No minor sentence-level errors or errors in sentence structure
Appropriate and effective design
-use of numbering, lettering, subheadings to guide the reader
-charts, tables, graphics used to good effect
Development of the Problem, Solution, & Implementation
Effective Definition of Problem
-appropriate and relevant problem explained thoroughly & lucidly
-problem or improvement need is relevant, interesting, and timely
Proposed Solution (Tasks)
- project description is divided into logical, discrete tasks or parts
-individual tasks are explained thoroughly and clearly
-plan for solution will be efficacious to address the problem or issue at hand
Plan for Implementation
-proposed solution has a clear plan for execution: schedule and budget are
clear and specific
-research is professionally and academically incorporated into your argument
for your proposal.
-appropriate and effective communication of the proposal in the allotted time
using effective visual aids.
-meeting the time requirement and guidelines of work distribution. Verbal
communication skills observed.