Please read everything Carefully because this is the final.
The final project for this course is a “Proposal Argument” that you will develop using the argumentative
methods discussed throughout class. Remember that a proposal argument requires you to:
1. Identify a problem (or a need). Paint a picture of the need or problem in concrete and memorable ways,
illustrating its significance. Show how this problem or need affects the audience and the larger society.
2. Describe a detailed solution to this problem. Explain why other attempts to address the issue may have
failed. Show that your proposal addresses the need or problem.
3. Justify that this solution is feasible, meaning that it can (and should) be implemented in a reasonable
way. This includes identifying the resources needed to implement the solution. Should your proposal call for
funds, personnel, or skills beyond reach or reason, your audience is unlikely to accept it, so consider your
You will be required to develop the basis of your argument by using the claim-reason-warrant methodology
we have covered throughout the semester. Your claim should identify the action you want taken and the
people/organizations you want to take it. The reasons should identify factual information that illustrates the
severity of the problem (A should do B because of C). There should be several reasons, and also
consideration of your solution’s feasibility. You’ll be required to maintain a formal approach to the argument,
address conditions of rebuttal, use research and appropriate evidence (including scholarly, peer-reviewed
sources) to support your claims, and avoid the logical fallacies and gaffes we have discussed throughout
* Seven (7) sources must be used at minimum. Most of your sources should be found using the GCC
library and its databases. Avoid, as best you can, “random” web sites you find after 30 seconds of Google
searching. Those online websites you do use should be evaluated carefully for their credibility prior to
incorporation in your project.
* Additional requirement: Two (2) of your sources should be scholarly/peer-reviewed.
* The majority of your sources should be incorporated via paraphrase and summary. Quotation is OK, but
not to excess. All sources should be integrated smoothly.
* Papers should follow precise MLA or APA format.
* Develop a formal, academic tone. Avoid personal pronouns, slang and cliché language, and contractions.
* Avoid Fallacies (False Dichotomy, Slippery Slope, Ad Hominem, and so on)