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PR 601: Public Relations Capstone: Day 1

Our goals for today

  • Focus on the research component of our topic proposal, gauge our comfort level with research
  • Discuss practices and tools that can help you with organization for this *big* paper
  • Narrow down our topic into research questions and key words to make our search easier
  • See the physical space of the library, know where to go to ask for help.
  • Learn about internet resources avalible through the library
  • Learn about interlibrary loan and why it's a capstone student's best friend.
  • Use search strategies to turn regular english into database-speak

What you're working on: The research proposal

Assignment Components

1.     Research Proposal (50 points)

Once you have selected your topic, you will need to write a short proposal that includes a brief introduction to your subject, a list of your research questions, a detailed description of the method you plan to use, a description of the participants/texts/artifacts that will be involved with the reason for their selection, and a brief description of the work you’ve done so far.

Please submit a hard copy by Feb 20th.

What you're also working on: Your URAC Application

Your professor will also like you to submit to URAC to have the opportunity to share your final poster with the campus.

The submission is very brief, but it will require you to write an abstract, or brief summary of your project.​

Your proposal for URAC is due on March 6th!

Subject Guide

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Eloise Stevens
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