Assignment - Capstone Proposal

The Project Proposal

Developing Your Idea

The first step is to create a proposal that connects your interests, passions and goals during your time at school, that lead to a potential career path or character talent.  You must be able to research your proposal. It must be related to your career path or special talent and be readily usable for a project.  Consider the following questions to guide you in the development of your proposal:

It is useful to begin with what you know something about.  Consider your response to the following:

  • What activities or interests are you actively engaged in that you would like to learn more about?
  • What subject areas in school are most interesting to you?  Why?
  • What issues in your local community, at the national level, or in the world are you most concerned about?
  • What skills do you possess that you would like to increase with more experience and with an adult mentor's practical advice?
  • What area of work would you be most most interested and passionate about pursuing?
  • Reflecting on your past where do you want to go? 
  • How will you get there?

Using the material above write a thoughtful proposal.  Your proposal can be an essay of 250 words, an outline using point form, a mind-map, or other types of brain writing activity.  Remember that your topic must be connected to knowledge and skills acquired during your high school years through courses, practical experiences in and outside of school, and other school experiences.  Connect these experiences to your Learning Journey Project.  This proposal is submitted to your school facilitator for approval. 

Work will be graded based on the following rubric:

Provides Rationale

Provides pertinent reasons when using criteria to evaluate questions.

4 points

Provides relevant reasons when using criteria to evaluate questions.

3 points

Provides general reasons when using criteria to evaluate questions.

2 points

Provides superficial reasons when using criteria to evaluate questions.

1 point

Does not provide reasons for evaluating questions.

0 points

 

Clarity in Answers

 

Answers to questions are clearly stated and understood.

4 points

Answers to questions are mostly clear.

3 points.

Answers to questions lack clarity and detail.

2 points

Student did not complete the questions and answers are unclear.

1 point

Unacceptable.

0 points

 

Knowledge

Student demonstrates full knowledge by answering questions with explanation and elaboration.

4 points

Student demonstrates knowledge by answering questions with explanation and elaboration.

3 points

Student show adequate knowledge by answering questions with few details or elaborations.

2 points

Student shows little knowledge by answering questions with little to no detail or elaboration.

1 point

Unacceptable

0 points

Spelling and/or grammar errors.

No misspellings or grammar errors. 

4 points

Some misspelling, 1-2 grammar errors.

3 points

Some misspelling, 3 or 4 grammar errors.

2 points

 

More than 4 spelling mistakes and several grammatical errors.

1 point

Unacceptable

0 points


Your proposal must be completed, submitted, and reviewed and approved by your teacher before moving on with the course.  

Thinking about a proposal idea?  View this great resource.


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