Proposal Preparation Lab
- Complete the VAIL Tutor on Academic Integrity http://www-apps.umuc.edu/vailtutor/.
Send grade to Dr. Webster.
- Work on term project research proposal.
- Submit your proposal to Turnitin.com for a preemptive
plagiarism check at least 6 hours before you submit your
proposal for review.
A. Review the Research Proposal Rubric.
B. Correct your APA style template and save it as
a template file for later use.
C. Rename your APA template to your proposal (put
your name in the file name to make it easy for your reviewers to
D. Begin replacing content with your own proposal
1. Change the title to match
2. Write an initial thesis
3. Write your initial
4. Write an outline of your
literature review that will link your thesis statement to the
5. Begin writing the
Avoid writing a paragraph summary of each source,
but use multiple sources to support the development of each idea.
6. Write an initial method
Remember that you will have a maximum of 20
participants. Describe them in terms of how many, incentives
(volunteers), and type (college students). Be specific about subject
factors such as gender, ethnicity and age.
Describe the materials and apparatus that you
will use in operational terms. Cite sources.
Describe the procedure in chronological order for
one of your treatment conditions. Cite Sources. Don't forget
the informed consent and debriefing.
Describe the changes in the procedure for you other
conditions or condition.
7. Use EndNote throughout so
that you can easily format the reference page.
Remember to use APA style in the city while you
Remember to double space the references.
Check formatting. EndNote doesn't always get it
right, especially if you have used multiple input sources (e.g.,
Wilson Line search)
This lab is not graded. There
is no Lab Rubric. Completion will be when VAIL grade is received and
Turnitin.com report is made.