Address a current need or an opportunity for change or advancement on campus at North Carolina State. (Introduction of 24/7 meal plan)
Provide a brief account of the current situation — circumstances, causes, effects — to merit a recommendation for an opportunity/advancement/change. Then, propose a feasible recommendation using argument, rhetoric, and research. Through persuasion and substantiating evidence, convince your audience that you are knowledgeable of their needs and are offering a recommendation that
Address your proposal to the appropriate party at the university.
Part of any research and/or proposal process should involve identifying an audience that needs to be persuaded and informed about a possibility you are recommending.
In our class, analyze your audience with these types of questions:
TOPICS AND RECOMMENDATIONS (INTRODUCTION OF 24/7 MEAL PLAN SERVICE)
FORMAT AND DOCUMENTATION
For the full outline you are required to follow, refer to the Required Outline.
This proposal memo must consist of six sections with talking heads (i.e., section headings). Below are the required sections:
Memo of Transmittal
II. Current Situation
III. Recommendation / Solution / Project Plan
IV. Costs / Budget Analysis
V. Work Schedule / Task Schedule
VI. Positive Implications / Benefits / Deliverables
For each heading, choose one of the options that best suits your project (e.g., I. Purpose; II. Issue; III. Recommendation; IV. Budget Analysis; V. Plans for Completion; VI. Benefits; Resources).
Tip – Section VI: not a general concluding paragraph.
RESOURCES AND DOCUMENTATION
Documentation: Required for sections II, III, IV, and VI.
1-2 of these resources must be an NCSU webpage.
A set of student-designed questions (5 minimum) to gather essential information particular to your topic is required.
In-text references must be in numerical order and in brackets, e.g., , [2-4].
The bibliography must follow standard IEEE style for a formal Resources page.
For this report, you should gather recent information available from a variety of resources, but you may not cite general websites, news sites (CNN, Fox News), or biased sources. Be selective with reputable sources.