Proposal Abstract/Project Summary


Writing a Project Summary OR Abstract to help you develop and hone your topic and begin collecting sources. You can complete the assignment in any tool you choose: just upload the final draft to the Canvas assignment page.


Write an abstract for your Proposal, as you envision it so far, in 150-200 words. Be as thorough as possible at this early stage and follow the guidelines laid out in Hewitt:
1. Open with a statement of what work needs to be done and what problems (both material and theoretical) need to be solved
2. Describe the methods you plan to use to solve the problem
3. Encourage your audience, i.e. the client, to care about your project–what will you provide to solve the problem the client articulated?
4. Explain the context of the problem you plan to solve–again aim this solution at both problems the client articulates, but also larger, theoretical, environmental justice problems
5. Finally, describe your unique contribution and/or further applications of your solution


As long as you submit your abstract to Canvas on or before the assigned time/date, you will earn full points per document. Remember these activities are designed to develop skills we will use throughout the class and in the major projects. The documents also provide an opportunity for invention and revision.