The research proposal will present the topic you have selected for your Course Project. The purpose of the proposal is to persuade your reader to believe that you are interested in the topic and ready to learn how to develop the topic into a project. The format of the proposal is a sentence outline. Use APA style to document any sources referenced in your proposal.
The annotated bibliography will present an introduction and four reference citations with annotations. The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to determine the appropriateness of the sources to the argument you are developing for the Course Project. The format of the proposal is an introductory paragraph followed by an alphabetized list of sources with two paragraphs of annotation after each source. Use APA documentation to document any sources referenced in your proposal.
The purpose of the first draft is to complete the presentation of your argument. This draft will be a complete write-through of the paper, attempting to get the thesis, content, evidence, and focus of the essay. The draft should include the sources you presented in your annotated bibliography and any additional sources you may have used. If you have made changes to your list of references, cite each new reference carefully, both in the text and on the references page. The length of the draft will be at least five pages of text, not including the title and references pages.