This document draws from the planning outline and annotated bibliography to argue for a (re)solution to a specific issue, problem, or opportunity.
- Begin framing the issue/problem/opportunity in the introduction, following the six moves outlined in Chapter 15 of Technical Communication Today.
- In the body of the document, you’ll want to include: 1) the current situation, 2) project plan–a step-by-step plan for resolving the problem/issue/opportunity 3) qualifications 4) costs and benefits–not necessarily monetary. Draw from your sources, when appropriate to support claims and/or frame your project.
- Conclude the proposal following the five moves outlined in Chapter 15.
The proposal should also adhere to the following criteria:
- Be between 1250-1500 words
- Written as concisely as possible
- Addresses the primary reader-users you identified in the reader-centered analysis chart
- Include at least two images, charts, maps, graphs, etc.
- Adhere to document design principles: i.e. contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity
- Utilize headings, subheadings, and other organizational elements (i.e. bullet points)
- Written in single-space, 12-pt. font
- Free of surface-level errors (such as spelling, punctuation, and grammar)
- Include a cover page, table of contents, and works-cited page (these documents are not included in the word count)
*A note on images: please only use images to which you have copyright permission to use. Use public domain images or take/create your own. Using copyright-protected material without permission will negatively impact your grade.
The documents should be organized in the following order:
1. Portfolio Cover Page (Name, Date, Course)
2. Writing in Action Statement (foregrounds the Writing in Action portfolio, especially focusing on how writing is being used to solve the issue/problem/opportunity in about 75-100 words.)
3. Portfolio Table of Contents with page numbers
4. Proposal Cover Page
6. Proposal Works-Cited Page