Business Health Administration

Business Health Administration

Type of service:            Academic Writing

Work type:        Research paper

Format: APA

Pages:  3 pages ( 825 words, Double spaced

Academic level: Undergrad. (yrs 1-2)

Discipline:         Health Care

Title:     Research Writing – Week 1 Writing Assignment: Proposal

Number of sources:       1

Paper instructions:       

Each week you will build towards the Formal Research Paper, an extended research-based argumentative paper.  You should review the requirements below so you can begin planning and developing your topic.  During Week 1, you will complete a proposal.  As one of the main goals of this course is to develop an appropriate and organized research topic through all stages of the writing process, the proposal is a first step.  While the proposal is meant to guide your exploration, it is not a final blueprint.  Throughout the upcoming weeks, you will engage in the research process by evaluating sources, asking questions, applying the knowledge that you gather, and synthesizing evidence and ideas from various sources.  This is the beginning of an academic journey and you are not expected to have all the answers. You are expected to embrace the path laid out before you by completing the assignments, discussions and learning activities to the best of your abilities. To do so, follow the instructions carefully, review the rubric here Proposal Rubric, and when in doubt ask questions—reach out for help!

Due Date: Sunday by 11:59 PM


This assignment will help you to

Explore your chosen topic

Identify a controversy related to the topic

Develop and organize a research topic through all stages of development

Create a path to the successful completion of the final Argumentative Research Essay


For this assignment, respond to each of the following prompts fully and thoughtfully.  Questions  5 – 8 should be answered in fully developed paragraphs ( 5 – 7 sentences).  See below for sample proposal.


2. RESEARCH QUESTION: [Look to Table 3.2 on p. 44 of The Bedford Researcher for examples. You may also view the video posted in Week 1 discussion or click here]

3. SUPPORTING ELEMENTS: [What three supporting details will you use to help substantiate your argument on your topic?]

4. THESIS STATEMENT: [What are you arguing about your topic and what helps prove your argument? Make sure to weave your three supporting elements from above into the thesis statement. Put your argument in bold font and underline your three supporting elements.]

5. AUDIENCE: [Who are your readers? What might your readers want or need to know about your topic? What knowledge or biases might your readers already have on this topic?]

6. POTENTIAL SOURCES: [What types of sources will be helpful to support your stance? What will these sources reveal about your topic?]

7. CHALLENGES TO THE RESEARCH: [What might make your argument difficult to prove?]

8. GOALS FOR THE PROJECT: [What do you want to accomplish within your Formal Research Paper? What do you want the reader to feel after reading your essay?]