3. Practical Proposal

Unit Goals:

  • Learn to compose the type of argument that you are most likely to encounter beyond this class: a practical proposal argument.
  • Practice exploring, analyzing a problem and proposing the best possible solution to it – problem solving is one of the most valuable skills you will learn through this class and this specific assignment.
  • Continue to practice writing a clear, focused thesis (the solution).
  • Continue to learn to effectively locate and evaluate sources
  • Continue to learn to purposefully synthesize the ideas of others into your own writing.
  • Use document design (appropriate layout, overall neatness, clear headings, flawless editing, use of visuals) as a powerful rhetorical device.
  • Use multiple rhetorical devices and appeals to persuade a specific audience to your point of view.


Practical Proposal Assignment Sheet

Practical Proposal Grading Rubric

Practical Proposal Instructor’s Daily Unit Plans

Additional Readings for Instructors


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