Omit Parenthetical Citations Twosection Assignme

Omit Parenthetical Citations Twosection Assignme

Omit Parenthetical Citations Twosection Assignme

Part #1: Choose a Research Topic and an Interviewee

You do not need to submit this portion in writing, but you do need to accomplish this in preparation for the research proposal letter, you will need to choose a topic for your proposal. This research proposal letter will be directed to an audience who can create change (Congressperson, business administrator, or other similar audience). In the proposal, you need to suggest a change or a solution to a current problem. Examples of strong proposal topics would be things like funding ideas for an animal shelter, starting a recycling program in a community, suggesting a better plan for public transport, or another idea that interests you. You will be proposing solutions for these issues. Choose a topic that you are passionate about and for which you will be able to develop at least one solution. While this information should be enough for you to choose a topic, please consult the assignment sheet within Topic 7 if you have more questions about this assignment.

Once you choose a topic, it’s time to choose a credible expert to interview on that subject. In other words, you should avoid choosing an interviewee who is a close friend or family member unless that person truly is an expert in the field. This credible expert should have 10+ years of experience in his or her discipline. Choose an interviewee who not only could offer some specific details about the problem but one who may also be able to offer suggestions of a plausible solution.


Part #2: Summarize and Synthesize Your Interview

When you summarize and synthesize, you take the smaller pieces (the sections of the interview) and develop them into one cohesive piece. Doing this exercise will help you prepare for the research proposal letter, where you will need to incorporate at least a few ideas from the interview.

To successfully summarize and synthesize, you might find it helpful to follow this sequence for your essay:

1) Provide Background Information:
In your introductory paragraph, introduce your audience to your interviewee. What is his/her name? What is his/her experience? if relevant, where is the interviewee employed?

2) Summarize the Interview:
While you want to avoid the all-too-predictable question and answer format, you should provide information about what you learned from the interview. Take a look at your original questions, group them into categories, and use those categories to build your body paragraph(s). Also, you may note the interviewee’s reactions in your summary as well. Was the interviewee nervous about answering a question? Did he/she seem knowledgeable in the subject matter? Make this summary work for you by including whatever details and responses you feel are important and will help you when you write the research proposal.

3) Synthesize the Interview:
In the conclusion, synthesize the interview. To synthesize just means that you should consider all of the information you gathered from this interview and draw conclusions. What did you learn from the interview? How did the interviewee and/or the interview help you gain a deeper understanding of your topic? Other findings?

This should be a minimum of 350 words in MLA format. This will be turned in on! NO PLAGIARISM!


For this assignment, you will write your research proposal letter and use your interview as a source. This research proposal letter will be directed to an audience who can create change (Congressperson, business administrator, or other similar audience). In the proposal, you need to suggest a change or a solution to a current problem in relation to the interview that was conducted in Section 1.

Your research proposal should be presented in a letter format including the following information:

  • Mailing address. Note that a formal letter does not require your name in the header. Your name will go at the end, with your closing.
  • The date you wrote the letter
  • A name and mailing address for the individual to whom you are writing the letter
  • A greeting or salutation
  • A closing and your typed name

Follow this organizational framework:

  • Introduction: The Problem
    • Identify the problem, including researched information to explain it fully. You may devote more than one paragraph to describe the problem if needed. To determine the extent of the information you must provide about the problem, consider the letter recipient’s understanding of the problem.
  • Body: Your Proposal
    • Explain the specifics of your proposal. What are your solutions to solve this problem, step by step? What is the cost? How is this cost incurred? What ideas do you have for funding your proposal?
    • Justify your proposal. How will your proposal solve the problem? Why is this proposal feasible?
    • Concede or refute the counterarguments: Will the letter recipient have certain preconceived ideas about the subject? How can you address these counterarguments without diminishing your argument? Note: You will lose points from the rubric if you do not address the counterargument.
  • Conclusion: Your Argument
    • Take into consideration your chosen audience and his/her interests. Use persuasive techniques to align your proposal to the audience’s ideals. You may use more than one concluding paragraph if needed.

You are required to use source information, including ideas you learned from the interview process wherever it will prove your point. In addition to the interview itself, you should have at least two other credible sources, for a total of at least three sources.

Since this is a letter, you will use signal phrases (i.e., “As Fugle describes…”) and omit parenthetical citations (“Fugle”). You must include a Works Cited page for this assignment.

You must include a strong thesis statement and take care to avoid logical fallacies while following the other standards for academic writing.

This assignment must be a minimum of 500 words and single spaced with double space between paragraphs. This assignment will be turned in on NO PLAGIARISM!!