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English - Composition: Proposal Essay

A guide to resources for English composition classes.

Proposal Essay

"A proposal essay is simply a statement in writing that serves the purpose of attempting to convince a reader that a product, project or investment is a good idea."

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Curious Writer-Text Only (ISBN10: 0205235778; ISBN13: 9780205235773) The Composition of Everyday Life, Brief Edition

  • For more on the process of putting together a proposal essay see pp. 214-233 in The Curious Writer (Ballenger). This chapter contains great ideas for brainstorming, writing and researching such an essay and includes samples of a proposal paper from start (first draft) to finish. Copies of this text are located in the Course Reserves at the Circulation Desk @ the Library and are available for use by students with a valid Raider Card. See link here.
  • For more on writing a proposal essay see The Composition of Everyday Life (Metz), Chapter 11, pp. 350-381. See link here.
  • Another great resourse can be found online at the Hub Pages website. This user-friendly website includes the important sections of a proposal essay and includes and example of a typical paper from start to finish. See link here.
  • See this link  to a sample proposal essay paper.
  • Here's a wide-ranging list of 100 possible topics perfect for a proposal or persuasive paper.