Proposal Essay Writing: Convince Your Reader
In your final essay of the term, you will attempt to persuade your reader that a set of ideas is the best way to achieve the given ends. For example, you might propose that raising tuition at OSU to that of UO is the best way to correct current budget shortfalls. A successful proposal essay will analyze the need for the proposal in the first place, as well as suggest a comprehensive solution that will be backed up by data and logical writing. The goal of a proposal essay is to sell the reader on your way of thinking.
In writing a proposal essay, ensure that you are familiar with the problem that the proposal is addressing. This is critical when building an argument to demonstrate why the solution that you will present is the correct solution. Understanding the nature of the problem will also help you in formulating and organizing the proposed solution.
Next in writing a proposal essay is to gather information that will help you convince the reader that the proposed solution is the correct one. Depending on the subject matter, this might include researching solutions that will not be as productive and contrasting to your solution. But in any case, you need to ensure that all elements of the proposed solution are covered.
The actual writing of a proposal essay needs to be clear, concise and follow a logical train of thought. If the reader does not clearly understand what is being proposed, then the proposal essay does not do its job. The writing must take the reader from understanding the problem to accepting that the solution proposed by you is the correct solution.
Persuasive writing consciously appeals to the reader. Use varied sentence structure for pacing, charged language, concessions to counter arguments, rebuttal, appeals to humor, and formal and conversational language as needed.
Remember, this essay counts for 30% of your final grade, so take the time to do a good job. The 4-5 page essay will...