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ENG227 Week6 

 

Course Project: Formal Proposal

 

Objectives

 

Good news! The negative press from the trucking situation in Indonesia has been successfully mitigated. Upper management now recognizes that E227 Global Solutions has long talked about being green, but has not made any major efforts toward reducing the company’s carbon footprint on a global scale. With operations in the U.S. and abroad, E227 Global Solutions has seen generally successful localized initiatives to reduce energy consumption, reduce or eliminate chemical by-products, and minimize office waste.

Management at E227 Global Solutions is now challenging the entire company to adopt “green” strategies and reduce the company’s carbon footprint by 25% in the next year. Recognizing that great ideas come from all levels of the company, E227GS is challenging you, its employees, to generate ideas for going green and achieving, and possibly exceeding, the goal of reducing our carbon footprint.

Starting this week, you are being asked to prepare a formal proposal recommending ways the company can go green. The proposals may offer specific strategies (e.g., reducing printer waste such as paper and ink; phasing in an energy efficient fleet of vehicles; installing solar panels or wind turbines to power the office building, and so forth), or they may suggest general areas (e.g., IT, operations, production, researching and designing energy efficient electronic/robotic devices) in which sustainable initiatives have been successful for other companies (e.g., Google has been a leader in exploring numerous ways to reduce its carbon footprint such as installing Bloom Boxes at its data center in 2010; other major companies have since followed Google's lead in this area). The goal of the proposal is to generate sustainable green strategies the company can adopt in the short- or long term.

Guidelines

 

Your assignment this week is to write your formal proposal’s table of contents and introduction, using formal formatting. To complete this assignment, you will need to have a good plan in place for your formal proposal. You are encouraged to use the three-step process we’ve been studying this session. (The formal report is due in its entirety at the end of Week 8. In Week 6, only the Table of Contents and Introduction are due.)

This week your assignment should include the following:

  • A Table of Contents using formal proposal formatting. (Note that page numbers are not necessary this week, as you will not have written the actual report yet. Page numbers should be added next week, though, when you complete the report.)
  • The Table of Contents should include first- and second-level headings, as explained on page 411 in Chapter 15.
  • Include an introductory section featuring the following four parts (see page 427 in Chapter 15 for an example).
    • Background of the Problem: (Provide an overview of the problem/situation or its importance. This is a critical section. It should coverthreeaspects of the problem/situation:
      1. The future — what will happen if the problem is not addressed.
      2. The past — how did this problem develop
      3. The present — what is the current situation that demands action
    • Statement of Purpose: (Remind all readers why you are submitting the proposal. The statement of purpose is essentially the same as a thesis statement for an essay or paper. It only needs to be a sentence or two long.)
    • Sources and Methods: (Discuss the research material selected to support the proposed solution and how the material will be used in the proposal.)
    • Report Organization: (Provide an overview of the various sections of the report so the reader is aware of the direction and organization of the report to follow.)
  • Identify at least six credible sources you will use in your proposal in the “Sources and Methods” section (66% of your sources — i.e., four of six — must come from the University library). Discuss how you will use these sources in the proposal. NOTE: A Reference Page is not due this week.
  • Use formal report formatting.
  • Be free of grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors.

A successful assignment will include the following:

  • The Table of Contents and Introduction sections are properly formatted with at least two heading levels.
  • The Table of Contents is complete and provides a clear outline for how the proposal will flow.
  • The Introduction includes all four sections with fully developed original text appropriate for each section.
  • Evidence the writer fully firmly grasps the purpose/goals of the proposal assignment to include selecting the appropriate organizational approach.
  • Proper use of formatting and style (e.g., bullets, headings, lists, and so forth).
  • An awareness and proper use of all 10 writing conventions for professional writing (as appropriate) covered in Week 2.
  • Use of proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

Grading Rubrics

 

 

Category Points % Description
Content 60 60 Fulfills the purpose of the assignment clearly and completely by including fully developed text for all four Introduction subsections (i.e., second-level headings): Background of the Problem, Statement of Purpose, Sources and Methods, and Report Organization; quality of information; adequate support and development; ideas work together as a unified whole; written in student’s own words
Style and Conventions 20 20 Text is written for intended audience; professional tone and style; employs clarity, conciseness, fluency, etc.; free of grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. errors
Structure/Organization/Format 20 20 Effective document design, i.e., Table of Contents uses formal proposal formatting including first- and second-level headings, as explained on page 411 in Chapter 15.
Total 100 100 A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.
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