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SAR 3 Writing Assignment: Proposal Argument.
include an Annotated Bibliography for the Proposal Essay.
State the thesis of your proposal completely.
Explain why this issue deserves attention. Whats at stake?
Identify and describe those readers whom you hope to reach with your
proposal. Why is this group of readers appropriate? Can you identify
individuals who can fix the problem?
Briefly discuss the major difficulties that you foresee for your proposal.
How will you demonstrate that the action you propose is necessary
and workable? Persuade the audience to act? Pay for the proposal?
Determine what research strategies youll use. What sources have you
Also include an Annotated Bibliography of the sources you will be drawing
from for this writing assignment. Annotated bibliographies are essentially
work cited pages with annotations. Review the example of an annotated
bibliography on page 483 and the handout “Annotated Bibliographies” to
assist you in completing this assignment.
Format Double space. Use 12-pt Times New Roman font. Include a heading, header, and title
as required for MLA style (covered in your textbooks). To avoid plagiarism, cite any
information taken from outside sources including from the textbook. Use MLA-style citations.
Mechanics Although these are not formal essays, they should be edited as carefully as your
major essay assignments. After you draft and revise the content of the Response, after you work
on the organization, spend some additional time editing and proofreading. Eliminate grammar
errors, punctuation errors, and other surface issues that can make your writing confusing or less
convincing to readers.
Organization All Reader Responses should include well-organized paragraphs with topic
sentences and supporting evidence. Specific assignments may give a number of paragraphs or
other directions about organization.
Content Specific content is assigned for each Response. Each assignment will require you to
read carefully and think critically about what you have read.
SubmissionEach Short Academic Response Assignment requires three steps: