This paper should be written about “Cotton”. And all the requirements and and example will be attached.
Plants and Civilizations Title and Prospectus Instructions Page 1.
Instructions for the Cited Prospectus
Plants and Civilizations Term Project
See the handout on term project guidelines on CANVAS for detailed information about the term assignment, the grading rubric we will use and our expectations. For this week’s assignment (Cited Prospectus) use the outline below to generate your proposal.
Remember, the goal of this paper is to research one (or more) aspect(s) (ie. history, biology or human culture) of your chosen plant, then analyze the information, synthesize a novel and interesting thesis, and convince the reader of your argument.
The prospectus is a proposal which outlines the research you have already conducted and explains the overall structure of your paper’s argument. Your prospectus needs to be specific and should include many if not all of the sources you plan on using in your paper. A complete prospectus will follow this outline:
a) Proposed title: (Make the focus of your paper clear)
b) Research question: This is the question you are interested in which examines the interesting aspect(s) of your focal plant. Selecting an interesting question is critical to the success of your paper.
c) Proposed thesis statement: The thesis is a succinct and direct explanation of your conclusions. A successful thesis is focused, debatable and interesting. It answers your research question and provides the argument for your paper. See the project handout and links on CANVAS for more information about thesis statements.
d) Background section: The information here allows the reader to become familiar with your chosen plant. This section explains why your topic is interesting to a general audience and how it is relevant to your thesis. Make sure to use your own words and include in-text citations in this section (in other words NO PLAGIARISM).
e) Research and information section: This section should outline the argument you plan on presenting in your paper, citing the relevant lines of evidence you have found in your research. The outline should be structured in the way that best supports your thesis statement. Your outline’s structure is dependent on your thesis statement, there’s no one universal structure that will work for everyone’s papers. Make sure to use your own words and include in-text citations in this section (in other words NO PLAGIARISM).
f) Reference list: All information used in the above sections must be cited in-text using APA guidelines and the complete citation must be included in the reference list section. Prospectuses without in-text citations and references will receive a 0 for the entire assignment.