Final Project: Draft 1 of Your Prospectus

| June 14, 2016

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).

Complete the week’s Discussion question and your responses to your colleagues’ posts before completing and posting this Assignment—which will be the first draft of your Prospectus—in as final form as possible. First, review the Abstract Guidelines, Dissertation Prospectus Guide, Prospectus Exemplars, and all other Dissertation Resources for the week, together with the feedback you have received from your colleagues in the Discussion.

Then revise and edit your Prospectus draft where required, and submit Draft 1 in the Week 9 Application Assignment, for Instructor feedback.

You have come to the end of the quarter’s process in writing your Prospectus. You will have achieved this milestone when your Instructor approves your Prospectus. Congratulations. The Learning Resources, Discussions, and Assignments throughout the quarter will be useful guidelines and resources, as you continue into the Proposal-writing process. Although you have one last Assignment in Week 11, this is the most important—that of submitting your final draft of your Prospectus.

To prepare for this Assignment, refer to the Dissertation Prospectus Guide, Prospectus Template, Prospectus Rubric, and Prospectus FAQ’s, located on the Walden University Center Research website and listed in the Learning Resources for this week. Also, review Chapters 9 and 10 in your Rudestam text.

Then revise and edit the Prospectus draft you submitted in the Week 9 Application Assignment, based on the feedback you received from your Instructor and colleagues.

This is the final draft of your Prospectus for this course, and constitutes your Final Project.

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