editing more please. The research proposal will help you develop and solidify your topic and questions, working claim, and research

editing more please. The research proposal will help you develop and solidify your topic and questions, working claim, and research materials. As Nancy Sommers explains in A Writer’s Reference: “Your objective is to make a case for the question you plan to explore, the sources you plan to use, and the feasibility of the project, given the time and resources available” (sec. R1-f). Research proposals are meant to be both informative and persuasive, and they should communicate to your reader what you plan to do, how you propose to do it, and why it is a significant project to pursue in academic research. As you work on your proposal, remember that you shouldn’t yet know the answer to your RQ(s). Your research should inform the development of your ideas. Assignment: Write a research proposal by addressing the following questions posed in section R1-f of AWR. The final draft is a minimum of 4 FULL PAGES to a maximum of 5 full pages: •“Research question. What question[s] will you be exploring? Why does this question need to be asked? What do you hope to learn from the project?” First, introduce the reader to your focused topic and cases or examples. Provide your research question(s) and explain the scholarly significance of what you propose. Remember to indicate any sources (primary or otherwise) anchoring your project. •“Research conversation. What have you learned so far about the debate or the specific research conversation you will enter? What entry point have you found to offer your own insights and ideas?” What is the scholarly context of the issue or research problem you have identified?—(in other words, offer a detailed explanation of the existing arguments about your topic). Introduce and defend your source selections. Indicate plans for key sources. What is your method or strategy for synthesizing different kinds of source material? What is your working claim (or best response thus far to your research question)? What will your argument add to the discourse on your topic? •“Search strategy. What kinds of sources will you use to explore your question? What sources have you found most useful, and why? How will you locate a variety of sources (print and visual, primary and secondary, for example)?” How would you characterize the scholarship you plan to use? Where and how have you found your sources? Moving forward, what are your plans to locate needed source material? BE SPECIFIC because “I’m using JStor and Google Scholar” is not a sufficient indication. •“Project challenges. What challenges, if any, do you anticipate (locating sufficient sources, managing the project, finding a position to take)? What resources are available to help you meet these challenges?” Remember that this section is not intended for you to air your grievances about researching; rather, focus on further demonstrating your knowledge of the topic by breaking down both practical and conceptual challenges specific to your proposed project. What are some of the problems and tensions you have encountered with the cases/examples, discourses, sources, and/or methods you plan to use? If there are none, you need to revise your topic, question(s), and/or claim! Keep in mind that you need to: •Include a works cited page (additional to the required page length) for any sources you reference. NOTE: for proposals you should generally limit your use of direct quotations and paraphrasing. •Use 2016 MLA citation style, Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spacing, and 1 inch margins.