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 +===== Drafting a Proposal: Mechanics =====
 +==== Instructions ====
 +Your task is to draft a proposal that both presents your findings from
 +one of the labs you've completed since the Free Fall activity (or some
 +aspect of it) as well as describes a future study of interest that is
 +related, but different, from that investigation. Details of successful
 +proposals can be found online, but your proposal should be capable of
 +reporting the most important aspects of your past and future work
 +through figures and text. It also should be brief, roughly two pages:
 +about one page for the summary and another page for the proposed future
 +Please note that there is no expectation for you to format your work in
 +a particular way or to spend a lot of time on the "​beauty"​ of it. As
 +long as the document is clear and the previous data is presented
 +effectively,​ you do not need to consider an "​official format."​
 +==== Grading ====
 +Proposals are typically peer reviewed by funding agencies -- a practice
 +that we will adopt in class. With your group, you will receive proposals
 +by other students that you will critique in class. You will discuss your
 +ideas and score the proposal according to the rubric. You and your group
 +will also agree on an assessment of the proposal, assigning a score and
 +determining if you would fund the investigation. Remember, both giving
 +and receiving constructive critique are skills that you will rely upon
 +many times in your future. Because of this, a score is not useful
 +without feedback. As a group, you are expected to provide information on
 +successful aspects of the proposal as well as ways in which you could
 +suggest improving.
 +The score for your Communication Project will follow the breakdown on
 +the rubric, divided between your tutor'​s review, the peer review you
 +receive, the peer reviews you provide others in the class.
 +==== Preparation ====
 +The first proposal you wrote and the Communication Project Homework you
 +have completed, including the feedback you have received for both,
 +should help you determine how to effectively communicate your ideas.
 +There is no Prep Day before the second proposal, but the information on
 +that document and the discussions you had with your group on that day
 +might help you focus your work this time, too.
 +**Some helpful resources:​**
 +Proposal Writing Examples - <​https://​​98jYQO>​ and <​https://​​LaLDSS>​
 +Peer review Tips - <​https://​​ZqjliG>​ and <​https://​​KRrRV8>​
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