A paper proposal may be what it sounds like; you are proposing what you will write your paper on. The proposal will also help you to narrow your topic and formulate a well-rounded argument (remember anything can be an argument, especially an opinion even if it does not feel that way to you). There are two steps to this proposal, for step one you will be stating your main topic and how you came to your conclusion for the opinion (or argument). As well as how you plan to defend your claim in your essay. Step one will be at minimum of 1-2 paragraphs. For step two you will state your evidence and reasons to support your claim. This section will have at minimum of 2 sources. A works cited page will be included on a separate sheet at the conclusion of your proposal. Step two will have a minimum of 2-3 paragraphs. This proposal is to be on what you plan to write for Project #2.
In your essay proposal you must include:
1. A claim (1-2 paragraphs)
This is where your thesis will go (or develop into). State your question or opinion (cultural/societal), genre, and any other pertinent information you feel is necessary for step one.
2. Evidence and reasons (2-3 paragraphs)
For this step you must provide at least 2 outside sources (cited correctly at the conclusion of your paper). Your claim will not develop without preliminary research, and continued research. It is NOT expected that for the proposal all of the research for your paper will be included. Each supporting claim/evidence must be explained. This is where I would introduce the pieces of writing you plan to use to relate to pop culture/current events.
3. Works Cited Page