Submit a proposal about your portfolio project, a persuasive/argumentative piece. Think of this as a presentation to a board of people who would make a decision on whether or not your project should continue or receive funding. When you think about your thesis statement for this proposal, it could follow this formula:
Project X should be supported because of ______, ________, and _______.
Remember that you know who your audience is. You can determine how much knowledge your intended audience has about your topic. It’s a good idea, if your proposal is on a highly technical topic, that you assume some members may not have the same level of expertise that you do. You also need to know what your purpose is. Your purpose is to persuade the audience to accept your idea and give you the green light to proceed with your project. While you may spend some time informing the audience about the topic, your main focus should be on persuasion.
Ethos – This appeal to credibility is known as “ethos.” How will you persuade your audience that you are trustworthy and credible to speak about and proceed to work on this topic?
Pathos – Pathos offers a way for the audience to relate to the subject through commonly held emotions. How might you use emotions to gain your audience’s acceptance of your ideas?
Logos – Logos is the appeal to logic. How will you ensure that your argument has consistency and clarity? How will you present reasonable logic and substantive evidence?
Proposal should be between 350 – 500 words long. Not meeting or exceeding this length is not a good idea. Only the words in your paragraphs count towards the word count require
Proposal should include an introduction which identifies your main point, a body in which you provide support for your main point, and a conclusion that wraps up your presentation and says something about the significance of what you’ve presented.
Subject: Women Equality in a Workplace, Committing to Three Objectives
1. Equal Pay for Equal Work
2. Childcare Options & Flexible Hours
3. Mentoring Programs for High Potential Women Leaders