(Answered) ENGL 147 Week 3 Assignment: Con-Position Proposal

Required Resources
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
 Textbook: Chapter 5, 13
 Lesson
 Link (Word doc): Con-Position Proposal Template
 Minimum of 3 new articles (academic or credible online sources different from Weeks
1 & 2 articles)
Apply the following writing resources to your posts:
 Link (library article): Counterpoint: Vaccines: Caution Advised (Links to an external
site.) (This is a sample con article. This link will take you to an overview of vaccines.
Click on the title under Related Items in this overview area to access the article.)
 Link (multimedia presentation): Citing References in Text (Links to an external site.)
 Link (website): APA Citation and Writing (Links to an external site.)
The goal of the proposal is to create a working thesis statement and basic research plan
that considers context, audience, purpose, and presents potential sources. A proposal
is not an outline, as it does not structure the paper. Rather, a proposal offers direction
for research needs and gives your professor an opportunity to provide feedback before
the drafting process.
Access the Con-Position Proposal Template and complete the six required sections:
 Subject
 Research Question
 Claim
 Research Plan
 Synthesis Matrix (Add the 3 con sources.)
 Reference Page
For an example proposal, refer to pages 269-270 of our textbook.
Writing Requirements (APA format)
 Length: 1 to 1.5 pages (not including title page & reference page)
 1-inch margins
 Double spaced
 12-point Times New Roman font
 Title page & Reference Page
 Reference page (3 articles)


SUBJECT: Cons of Outsourcing
RESEARCH QUESTION: In the recent past the issue of outsourcing has increasing become a shortcoming in many business enterprises.
CLAIM: Although outsourcing has gained popularity as a result of increased globalization, the decision can cause undesirable outcomes including confidentiality risk, loss of control to the company as well as high costs of implementation.

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