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Prospectus Template
Submit cover page of Prospectus Template.
Assignment Specifications:
•Only the cover page is required.
•Pay close attention to formatting, including font, spacing, content, margins, and APA formatting.
Study In-depth Prospectus [2 double-spaces from top; regular font; 1-inch margins]
Title of Your Paper [No more than 20 words; double-spaced; include key words in the title indicating the content of proposed paper; 4 double-spaces from Prospectus line]
Your Name [2 double-spaces from Title]
In partial completion for the course LSTD-3953 Study In-Depth Prospectus [1 double-space from Name]
College of Liberal Studies – Your degree program
University of
SID Instructor Name
Month, date, year
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Summary
Provide a paragraph summarizing your entire project as it will be outlined in your Prospectus, including:

  • A summary of your research problem including a core sentence describing the purpose of your For more information on research topic statements, consult SID Essentials – Guide to the Research Problem Statement. This document may be found on the course website.

 

  • A general description of the bodies of scholarly literature you are using for your

 

  • The primary disciplines you will be drawing upon in your
  • The significance of your project beyond

In the Summary, all of these elements are of equal importance, so be sure that this section is balanced. Do not go into great detail in any one particular area. Also, because you will be describing them in more detail in your Introduction (the next section of the Prospectus), and discussing them in depth in their respective sections, try to dedicate only one or two sentences to each topic outlined above. Use precise, concise language.
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Introduction
[Regular font; double-spaced. This section should be about two or three pages long.]
The Introduction will begin with the full paragraph of your research problem statement, and then summaries of the content of each section of this Prospectus document. This is similar to the content of the previous Summary section, but rather than limiting yourself to one or two sentences per topic, you now will devote one or two paragraphs. With two or three paragraphs per topic, this will come out to about two or three pages.
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Proposed Outline of your SID Paper
List an outline of what you currently think may be the main sections of your SID paper. Begin   with the Abstract and the Introduction, follow this with the main section headings and sub- headings, and end with the Conclusion. On your outline follow the Conclusion with the Bibliography. Propose draft names for your section titles now. This will help you organize and will help your current professor and your future SID instructor to evaluate your plan and assist you   with your work. Drafts may be changed later if you find it to be necessary.
Write a couple of sentences of description after each section title and subtitle that describe what is to be included there. Add APA style citations with each section for some of the primary sources that will be used in that section. These sources will be among those listed on your annotated bibliography and here you will show where they may be used.
Your outline should show a development from one section to the next that is intended to provide readers with the material you want to present in an order that will lead them from your introduction onward to see the conclusion that you would like to present.
Writing with this outline and by sections will make the SID task much easier. By doing so you essentially are writing and number of related shorter papers and then are tying them together. You can write a series of associated 5-page papers that when combined easily become a 30-page paper.
Example:
Abstract
Section 1: Introduction [Description and citations] Section 2: [title] [Description and citations]

  • [sub-title] [Description and citations]
  • [sub-title] [Description and citations]

Section 3: [title] [Description and citations]
3.1 [sub-title]  [Description and citations]
Section 4: [title] [Description and citations]
4.1 [sub-title]  [Description and citations]
Section 5: [title]

  • [sub-title] [Description and citations]
  • [sub-title] [Description and citations]
  • [sub-title] [Description and citations]

Section 6: [title] [Description and citations]

  • [sub-title] [Description and citations]
  • [sub-title] [Description and citations]

Section 7: Conclusion [Description and citations] Bibliography
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Originality, Applicability,  and Relevance
In this section you will describe unique qualities and applicability of your proposed research project. Expand on the ideas you will begin to explore in the unit assignment on originality, applicability and relevance.
This section should be one or two pages in length.
It should be composed as a narrative rather than an itemized list as outlined below. The following topics should be included in this section of the Prospectus:

  1. Real-world The Prospectus must outline an SID paper topic of relevance beyond academia. The SID project should not be limited to a detailed analysis of secondary scholarly, or an in-depth history, without an explicit connection to some aspect of contemporary society. It must serve a purpose.
  2. SID papers must have unique qualities – a creative approach to an existing problem, the identification of a new area of exploration, an original initiative or policy strategy, and so on.
  3. Social The University of Oklahoma places a high value on civic responsibility and community engagement, and the College of Liberal Studies exemplifies this commitment through its mission to provide high-quality degree options for working adults and others seeking the advantages of online courses. We expect students to demonstrate an awareness of social issues and explore the ways in which they may apply knowledge, skills and expertise to serve the greater good. What relevance do these problems have to society at large? Could it make a contribution to your community or address a larger social issue or problem?

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Interdisciplinarity
This section should be one or two double-spaced pages. Describe the ways in which your research will integrate knowledge, information and insights from varying disciplines in order to gain a holistic, nuanced and sophisticated understanding of your topic. Make the case that your research agenda requires such an approach. Identify at least three specific disciplines relevant to your research (sociology, psychology, economics, political sciences, etc.) along with two or three sentences, or a paragraph, explaining how that specific discipline contributes to your research agenda.
To help you get started, choose from the following listing of the three major disciplines and their associated sub-disciplines. It is best if you can incorporate something from all three:
Natural Sciences:
The natural sciences are astronomy, biology, chemistry, materials science (metallurgy), physics, earth science (geology, geophysics, hydrology, meteorology, physical geography, and soil science), atmospheric science, and oceanography.
Social Sciences:
The social sciences are anthropology, archaeology, criminology, economics, education, linguistics, law, communication studies, history, political science, sociology, human geography and psychology.
Humanities:
The humanities are ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, religion, and visual and performing arts such as music and theater. The humanities that are also regarded as social sciences include history, anthropology, area studies, communication studies, law, economics and linguistics.
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Annotated Bibliography
Make a list of the 30 annotated bibliography sources that you prepared in the unit lessons and place it here. Each reference source must be presented in flawless APA style and must be accompanied by a proper annotation immediately beneath it. Like all reference lists, this list must be arranged in alphabetical order.
As a minimum each annotation should include a description and an assessment of the material in the source, it should assess the credibility of the source, and it should explain how the source will be beneficial to your project.
You will have at least 30 research quality reference sources for your SID paper next semester. Including them now will provide the opportunity to get them into proper APA format before you begin your future paper. Keep in mind that this preliminary bibliography is a draft and that you later will be able to add to or delete from it as necessary.
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Creative Project
If you plan to do a Creative Project as an element of your Study In Depth next semester, and your instructor for this present class, SID Prospectus, has approved it as something that is both eligible and appropriate to do, then include your description of and proposal for the project here.
If you are not going to propose a project then do not include this section in the Prospectus – delete it entirely. All that should be in your Prospectus is what you are proposing to your future SID Instructor, who will give final approval and guidance.
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References
Provide your list of references. Include the references in APA format.
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Letter to SID Instructor
Although at this stage in the SID process you will not know who will be serving as your SID Instructor, compose a formal letter to a potential instructor introducing yourself. Describe your general disposition toward the SID process (optimistic? burned out? confused?), the most difficult aspects of the process thus far, your areas of greatest concern as your move forward, as well as your strengths and areas of confidence.
You may want to expand on the personal significance and/or professional interests in the topic beyond what you mentioned in the body of the Prospectus, and elaborate on any elements you are particularly excited about. Describe any creative ideas you think would add a special twist of innovation and originality to your final paper.
This letter will help jump-start your instructor-student relationship, and allow your instructor to offer suggestions and support in specific areas prior to feedback on your early draft submissions.
This section should be structured as a one-page formal letter using double-spaced text.
Unit 2 Overview
In Week 2 you will begin to develop your Prospectus template. The Prospectus is your proposal for your SID (Study-in-Depth) project paper next semester. We will develop it in this class and then the College of Professional and Continuing  Studies will ask you for it after you register for the actual SID course next semester. It will be used to help select your SID advisor and your advisor will use it to help get you off to a good start. Therefore it needs to be in very good shape and we will make sure that it is as we develop it here.
This week we will begin to  compose materials in the format of specific sections of the Prospectus. In subsequent weeks as you revising your assignments based on your instructor’s feedback, you can begin to put it into your draft Prospectus template.
The key item for this week is the Research Problem Statement. This is a pivotal paragraph as it summarizes the essence of your SID as currently conceptualized. Keep in mind that later this semester a version of the Research Problem Statement will be included in the Summary section as well your Introduction. Once you edit your problem statement, go ahead and insert it into your working Prospectus draft in both of the sections. This will allow you to build your Prospectus as throughout the course!
That’s right! The template will be used throughout the course to build your Prospectus. You will add each part of your Prospectus to the template. You will want to make sure that you keep the template updated with the edits and revisions you make throughout the writing process.
The Research Problem Statement
This week you will use your topic to develop a Research Problem Statement. The key to an academic research paper involves developing a Research Problem Statement concerning your topic. This is a pivotal paragraph as it summarizes the essence of your SID as currently conceptualized. You will develop your problem statement from research as you develop the annotations.
Keep in mind that your SID research should relate to a social problem or issue. The University of Oklahoma places a high value on civic responsibility and community engagement, and the College of Professional and Continuing Studies exemplifies this commitment through its mission to provide high-quality degree options for working adults and others seeking the advantages of online courses. We expect students to demonstrate an awareness of social issues and explore the ways in which they may apply knowledge, skills, and expertise to serve the greater good.
Applicability and Relevance of your proposed SID Project
This week you will be composing a draft of the Applicability and Relevance of your SID Project. In this section, you will describe the unique qualities, real-world applicability and social relevance of your proposed research project. You will also be required to identify the connections between your SID project and your major field of study. What relevance do these problems have to your profession and to society at large? Could it make a contribution to your community or address a larger social issue or problem?
Unit 2 Outcomes
By the end of this unit, students should be able to:

  • Develop the template for the Prospectus
  • Compose concise, precise and content-rich description of the research problem that pertains to the topic.
  • Develop annotations of research articles that capture the key important elements of a reference and describes the connection between the literature, the problem,  and your research topic.
  • Use scholarly databases to identify a broad range of materials related to a given research topic.
  • Draw explicit connections between the research for your SID project to your program, your field  of study, and to society.

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