However, it is not peer-reviewed; therefore, it is not a scholarly source.

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Overview
Write a proposal outlining your concept for the group presentation. While you will define your audience for the presentation, your English 205 classmates are the audience for this proposal. Once you form groups, each member of the group will submit a proposal to the team. The group will vote to decide which proposal will work best for the presentation. An accepted proposal is simply a starting place; the group can make any changes deemed necessary to create a strong presentation. Upon finalizing the concept for the presentation, the group will create a plan to divide the workload required for creating an oral and visual presentation of the proposal topic, along with a detailed schedule for completing each step. This plan will be documented in the Group Progress Report.
Use the requirements listed below as a checklist – these are the criteria by which you will be assessed for this assignment.
Submit your file as a PDF. Documents created using Google DocsLinks to an external site. or Office 365Links to an external site. can be easily saved as a PDFLinks to an external site..
Requirements
Topic: strong topics will demonstrate your expertise in a subject other people are likely to want to learn about—explaining both WHY to do something and HOW. Not sure you are an expert at anything? Make a list of the top five things you spend most of your time doing—then pick one. Aim to create a presentation you’d be proud to post on Portfolium .Links to an external site. Ideally, it will display knowledge and skill sets important to potential employers. Avoid topics developed for another class, overly broad issues, or a subject with which you have no in-depth experience. Since this is a short presentation, you may need to cover only a limited aspect of a larger concept, but it should be able to stand on its own without additional explanation.
Target audience: identify your intended viewers for the presentation. Explain WHO would find your topic useful. Describe your audience, considering demographic information such as age, gender, education level, language, nationality and other influential characteristics. Your audience should be specific enough that you can tailor your information to their needs, but wide enough that you could expect to attract a fair number of viewers. Having a specific audience in mind will help you provide the details necessary to create an engaging, rich presentation. Think about the kinds of questions they might ask and how you can make your presentation valuable to them.
Structure and organization: create a logical flow of information with clear sections and smooth transitions. Strategically use key terms from the assignment instructions to help guide readers.
Introduction: provide a brief overview of your proposed topic for the presentation and the type of people you envision as the intended audience. Qualifications: emphasize your accomplishments and expertise with the topic.
Research: cite and annotate 3 reliable, substantive sources that will enhance the content of the presentation. Include a full citation (either MLA or APA style), summary, and evaluation for each source. The last part of this document provides detailed instructions of how to annotate your sources— follow the same format used in the example.
Conclusion: persuade your group to choose your topic for the presentation. Stress the major benefits of your proposed topic and take this opportunity to refer readers to any visuals, videos, or additional websites that could contribute to the presentation. Finally, ask for acceptance and offer to answer questions.
Design: create a professional looking document with a reader friendly approach. Since this is an internal proposal (it is being sent to people within our organization—this class), use memo format. Strategically include elements like headings, bolding, white space, and bullets—keep it uncluttered and remain consistent.
Editing and proofreading: demonstrate a clear and concise writing style with a professional and persuasive tone. Eliminate run-on sentences and inappropriate sentence fragments. Edit unnecessary words. Demonstrate clear usage and strong word choice. Correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Avoid sexist and stereotypical language.
Length: 2 – 3 pages of densely packed, high quality information. Eliminate all filler and do not repeat yourself. In business writing, you must scrutinize every word.
Instructions and Example for Annotating Supporting Sources
Provide 3 elements for each source:
The source’s bibliographic information (author, title, etc.) in correct and current MLA or APA citation style. For examples, visit The Owl Purdue Online Writing Lab,Links to an external site. The Oviatt LibraryLinks to an external site., or A Brief Introduction to Easy Bib .Links to an external site.
A brief summary of the text—noting the most important conclusion(s). If the text is very long—like a book—only summarize the section(s) that relate to your topic.
A brief evaluative description: Why is it credible? Is it scholarly? What sort of biases does it reflect? Is it timely? Do you need to have timely information for your topic? How will it help support your topic? Example
Singer, Peter. “The Singer Solution to World Poverty.” The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times, 5 Sept. 1999, www.nytimes.com/1999/09/05/magazine/the-singer-solution-to-world-poverty.html?mcubz=1Links to an external site.. Accessed 8 Oct. 2018.
Summary: Singer’s text is a proposal that offers a solution to world poverty. This proposed solution argues that Americans with disposable income should donate money to organizations (such as Unicef or Oxfam America) that provide aid to people living in poverty overseas. The suggested donation amounts range from $200 to all but $30,000 of a household’s annual income. The author uses some statistics to support his claims, but relies largely on anecdotal evidence to persuade his audience to donate. Evaluation: This is a credible source since it was written by a well-known scholar and published in the New York Times Magazine. However, it is not peer-reviewed; therefore, it is not a scholarly source. Furthermore, the author’s obvious political biases and aggressive tone will only appeal to a small audience. It is from 1999, so the figures do not match today’s costs. Finally, the text does not offer what I see as a long-term solution to poverty, or a broad range of options contributing to the cause, but I will use this as a radical example. Rubric
205 Topic Proposal Rubric
205 Topic Proposal Rubric
CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOverall Response to the Assignment
20 ptsExemplary
The proposal outlines a plausible concept for the group presentation, is directed toward your future group members, and contains 2 – 3 pages of high-quality information uploaded as a PDF. It has clear sections that are defined by headings to guide readers–starting with an overview of your topic and audience and ending with a conclusion that persuades your group to choose your topic for the presentation while still soliciting feedback.
16 ptsAccomplished
The proposal outlines a plausible concept for the group presentation, is directed toward your future group members, and contains 2 – 3 pages of high-quality information uploaded as a PDF. It has clear sections that are defined by headings to guide readers. To improve, start with a clear and concise overview of your topic and audience, and then end with a persuasive conclusion that convinces your group to choose your topic for the presentation while still soliciting feedback.
12 ptsDeveloping
The proposal outlines a plausible concept for the group presentation. To improve, make sure it is directed toward your future project group and create more clearly defined sections as listed in the instructions. The template I provided can be a useful guide to make sure each section is addressed.
10 ptsNeeds Significant Revision
To improve, make sure the proposal outlines a plausible concept for the group presentation, is directed toward your future project group, and contains clearly defined sections as listed in the instructions. The template I provided can be a useful guide to make sure each section is addressed.
0 ptsMissing
The submission does not appear to be a response to the assignment.
20 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTopic
10 ptsExemplary
The proposal focuses on a subject other people are likely to want to learn about—explaining both WHY and HOW to act. It displays knowledge and skill sets important to potential employers.
8 ptsAccomplished
The proposal focuses on a subject other people are likely to want to learn about—explaining both WHY and HOW to act. It displays knowledge and skill sets important to potential employers. To improve, cover only a limited aspect of the larger concept, but be sure it can stand on its own without additional explanation.
7 ptsDeveloping
The proposal focuses on a subject other people are likely to want to learn about. To improve, explain both WHY and HOW to act. You may need to cover only a limited aspect of the larger concept, but be sure it can stand on its own without additional explanation.
5 ptsNeeds Significant Revision
To improve, focus on a subject other people are likely to want to learn about—explaining both WHY and HOW to act, displaying knowledge and skill sets important to potential employers. Avoid topics developed for another class, overly broad issues, or a subject with which you have no in-depth experience.
0 ptsMissing
The submission does not articulate a topic in response to the assignment.
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTarget Audience
10 ptsExemplary
The proposal identifies an audience specific enough that you can tailor information in the presentation to their needs, but wide enough that you can expect to attract viewers.
8 ptsAccomplished
The proposal identifies an audience specific enough that you can tailor information in the presentation to their needs, but it may not be broad enough to attract viewers. Consider how you can adjust your proposal to appeal to more people.
7 ptsDeveloping
The proposal identifies an audience. To improve, adjust your proposal to a narrower group of people—tailoring the presentation to their needs. Consider demographic information such as age, gender, education level, language, nationality and other influential characteristics that might help to create a stronger focus.
5 ptsNeeds Significant Revision
To improve, identify a specific audience. Explain who would find your topic useful, considering demographic information such as age, gender, education level, language, nationality and other influential characteristics. Your audience should be specific enough that you can tailor your information to their needs, but wide enough that you could expect to attract viewers.
0 ptsMissing
The proposal does not designate a target audience.
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeQualifications
10 ptsExemplary
Emphasizes your accomplishments and expertise with the topic, persuading readers that you are a credible source of information.
8 ptsAccomplished
Your experience with the topic is clear. To further support your expertise, include specific accomplishments—additional numbers to quantify those accomplishments will add to your credibility.
7 ptsDeveloping
You describe your experience with the topic. To improve, consider how you can adjust your proposal topic to better fit your accomplishments and level of expertise.
5 ptsNeeds Significant Revision
To improve, describe your accomplishments and expertise with the topic, persuading readers that you are a credible source of information.
0 ptsMissing
Expertise and accomplishments with the proposal topic are not described.
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeResearch
30 ptsExemplary
Your annotated bibliography skillfully cites and annotates 3 reliable, substantive sources that will enhance the content of the presentation.
25 ptsAccomplished
Your annotated bibliography cites and annotates 3 reliable, substantive sources that will enhance the content of the presentation. To improve, follow the example provided in the instructions.
20 ptsDeveloping
Your annotated bibliography cites and annotates 3 sources. To improve, provide details to reflect sources that would be clearly deemed substantive and reliable—provide a full citation, summary and evaluation following the example.
15 ptsNeeds Significant Revision
To improve, cite and annotate 3 sources—providing a full citation, summary and evaluation following the example for each.
0 ptsMissing
The proposal does not include an annotated bibliography.
30 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeDesign
10 ptsExemplary
The proposal uses memo format to provide a professional presentation with a reader friendly approach.
8 ptsAccomplished
The proposal uses memo format. To improve, remain consistent regarding headings, bolding, white space, and bullets. Avoid large blocks of text.
7 ptsDeveloping
The proposal uses memo format. To improve, Remain consistent and do not clutter the page. Single space within paragraphs—double space between paragraphs. Create a reader friendly document by including headings, bolding, white space, and bullets. Avoid large blocks of text or over use of typographical elements.
5 ptsNeeds Significant Revision
To improve, use memo format. Remain consistent and do not clutter the page. Single space within paragraphs—double space between paragraphs. Create a reader friendly document by including headings, bolding, white space, and bullets. Avoid large blocks of text.
0 ptsMissing
The document does not use design elements reflective of typical written business communication.
10 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeEditing and Proofreading
10 ptsExemplary
The proposal demonstrates a clear and concise writing style with a professional and persuasive tone. It has been closely edited, demonstrating clear usage and strong word choice with no distracting errors.
8 ptsAccomplished
The proposal is edited to avoid obvious errors and wordy phrases. To improve, use more strategic words to persuade your readers to choose your topic.
7 ptsDeveloping
The proposal is proofread—avoiding obvious errors. To improve, edit wordiness and use strategic words to persuade your readers to choose your topic.
5 ptsNeeds Significant Attention
To improve, correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Edit unnecessary words. Demonstrate clear usage and strong word choice to persuade your readers to choose your topic. Avoid sexist and stereotypical language.
0 ptsMissing
The document does not appear to have been read over closely because there are obvious errors that detract from its readability, and may be inappropriate.
10 pts
Total Points: 100
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