For this assignment, you will select a topic different from the pro topic you worked on in Weeks 1-2. Conduct research on the topic and locate articles that takes a clear con position.
Next, develop a con-position proposal for this new topic. The goal of the proposal is to create a working thesis statement and basic research plan that considers context, audience, purpose, and presents potential sources. A proposal is not an outline, as it does not structure the paper. Rather, a proposal offers direction for research needs and gives your professor an opportunity to provide feedback before the drafting process.
Access the Con-Position Proposal Template and complete the six required sections:
- Research Question
- Research Plan
- Synthesis Matrix (Add the 3 con sources.)
- Reference Page
For an example proposal, refer to pages 269-270 of our textbook.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
- Length: 1 to 1.5 pages (not including title page & reference page)
- 1-inch margins
- Double spaced
- 12-point Times New Roman font
- Title page & Reference Page
- Reference page (3 articles)
This activity will be graded based on the Proposal Grading Rubric.
Course Outcomes (CO): 1, 3, 4
Due Date: By 11:59 p.m. MT on Sunday
Read the assigned chapters in the e-textbook and explore topics on the Arthritis Foundation website.
Be prepared to discuss use of clinical judgment in caring for clients with acute or chronic problems who may have diminished functional ability related to mobility.