Rocha-Salguero, Louis November 18, 2008 Journal # 16 ENC1101 MWF 10-10:50am Proposals Throughout Chapter 11 proposals were categorized with three main characteristics which include their call for action or response, focus on the future, and enter on the audience. Proposals always call for some kind of action and aim at getting something done understanding that sometime what needs to get done is nothing. Proposals have to focus on particular audiences, especially on people who can get something done. Developing a proposal starts by showing that there’s a problem that needs a solution or that there’s some need that is not being met. Afterwards, make a proposal that addresses the problem or meets the need. Then, explain in detail why adopting your proposal will address the need or problem better than other solutions and finally demonstrate that the proposal is obtainable and acceptable. Once you have described and analyzed a problem or state of affairs, you are prepared to make a claim. Begin with your claim followed by the reasons why one should act and the effects of adopting the proposal. An important part of making a successful proposal lies in relating the claim to the need or problem it addresses. To have a successful proposal it must be feasible meaning the action proposed can be carried out in a reasonable way. Demonstrating feasibility calls on the person to present evidence from similar cases, personal experience, observational data, interview, internet research, or from any other sources showing that what one proposes can most definitely be done with the resources available.