Holy crap! I am ambivalent on whether I want to write an academic research paper, proposal, or literary journal. Currently, my mind is set to write the academic proposal to potentially use for a graduate writing sample.
Potential Proposal(I will expand):
Remedial English courses place students towards unrealistic expectations and beliefs to obtain the basic skills needed to succeed in their academic career. Through further investigation, the proposed study is to remove remedial English courses, create various syllabi for college English professors to utilize, and incorporate several writing methods that will translate to all academic majors.
The proposal will consist of interviewing students, professors and comparing educational statics (If I can find any). I will incorporate statistics from a news article that questions remedial English courses and illustrate the potential advantages for removing those courses. Academic Journals that we have read in class will be used and I will synthesize their arguments on basic writing courses to illustrate the negative effects on students. I really want to incorporate actual syllabi in the proposal and hopefully be influential.
I am conducting a small study by creating a study. I will use Kim’s English 130 class as the population and the sample will be the students I mentor: ten students. I have asked them several questions and will obtain the results once they all complete their survey.
Does anyone have any suggestions?