EGL 102-Expository Writing II
Research Paper Proposal
What is the case that you wish to study?
How does this case fit into the themes that we have discussed so far this semester?
Which of the essays that we have read so far can help you frame your topic?
What bibliographic sources does this framing material suggest for further research?
In about two pages, I want you to give me a well defined articulation of what you wish to do in your final research paper. Begin by giving me a sense of how you will set up your frame. Then, as you move to a discussion of your case, define the questions you wish to ask about the subject you have chosen for your paper. Discuss what type of sources you will hope to find and what hypothetical conclusions you think you may find. And be sure to discuss why this entire discussion is significant; tell me why writing this paper is worthwhile and important.