Final Project: Draft 1 of Your Prospectus
The purpose of this course is for you to complete a quality and rigorous Prospectus. As discussed earlier, your Prospectus will be the plan, or blueprint, for your Proposal, which comprises the first three chapters of your Dissertation. Because of the importance of the Prospectus, you have been asked to write it section by section throughout these past eight weeks, in the context of learning about each required component. For this Assignment, you will complete and submit the first draft of your Prospectus. After feedback from your instructor, you will revise and edit your Prospectus, and submit the second and final draft for the course in Week 10.
Note that, even when your course instructor approves your Prospectus, it will not be in final form until you work with your Dissertation committee chair and committee member to complete it to their satisfaction.
They will complete the Prospectus Rubric, with their approval, and your chair will submit both rubrics and your approved Prospectus to the Center for Research Quality (CRQ). Once the committee members have reviewed your prospectus, and the chair has reconciled the scores in TaskStream, the prospectus document then passes to the Program Director or designee for review.
This assignment is the first draft of the prospectus, and should be as complete as possible. First, review the Abstract Guidelines, Dissertation Prospectus Guide, Prospectus Exemplars, and all other Dissertation Resources.
Then revise and edit your Prospectus draft where required, and submit Draft 1 in the Week 9 Assignment, for Instructor feedback.
You will not be graded in Week 9 on the draft of your Prospectus. The entire Prospectus, which constitutes your Final Project, will be graded in Week 10.
By Day 7
Submit your assignment.
Submission and Grading Information
To submit your completed Assignment for review and grading, do the following:
Please save your Assignment using the naming convention WK9Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension) as the name.
Click the Week 9 Assignment Rubric to review the Grading Criteria for the Assignment.
Click the Week 9 Assignment link.
Next, from the Attach File area, click on the Browse My Computer button. Find the document you saved as WK9Assgn+last name+first initial.(extension) and click Open.
If applicable: From the Plagiarism Tools area, click the checkbox for I agree to submit my paper(s) to the Global Reference Database.
Click on the Submit button to complete your submission.
To access your rubric:
Week 9 Assignment Rubric
Check Your Assignment Draft for Authenticity
To check your Assignment draft for authenticity:
Submit your Week 9 Assignment draft and review the originality report.
Submit Your Assignment by Day 7