Project: Proposal and Feedback
Write a succinct
500-word proposal to further clarify your goals and objectives. This step
should be relatively easy for teams who have already produced a thorough
draft of your goals, project title, outline, and preliminary bibliography
in preparation for the meeting with me.
The goal of
the feedback is to help teams think through inconsistencies and suggest
strategies to further fine-tune the project. Review feedback before class.
The proposal should contain a clear statement of just what it is you intend
to do and enough detail on how you propose to do it. Proposals must include,
in this sequential order:
- title of
the project and scope
- a rationale
or need for the topic, unit, or paper you are proposing
- a statement
of objectives (intended outcomes) of the proposed project that responds
to the rationale or need identified
- how the
presentation will be conducted (including how to accomplish the objectives
with an engaged target audience(s)
- a rational
for the specific format of your final product
Feedback should be written and posted individually.
of Team 1 will post his/her feedback comments on proposal of Team 2, and
Each member of Team 3 will post his/her feedback comments on proposal
of Team 4, and vice versa.
Each member of Team 5 will post his/her feedback comments on proposal
of Team 2, and vice versa.
your classmates' proposals you should comment on these aspects:
of the project and title.
Does the team intend to do too much or too little? How could the focus
be improved? Is the title adequate?
Are they convincing? How could they be improved?
of the presentation. Are format and means appropriate? Will
they effectively engage the audience? How could the presentation format
of the final project.
Is it adequate to effectively communicate the outcomes of the project?
How could it be enhanced?
What other readings should be included?
How clearly is the proposal written?
During this part of the process
your team can 15 points (out of 100) for clarity and organization of the
project, effective communication of ideas, quality of feedback on other
proposals, and for e-mailing Prof.
Bach the evaluation
of team functioning.