Although I believe this topic would make a fantastic National Honor Society senior project, it is not a plan in progress and needs may be exaggerated. The specific example is designed to provide a real-world feel for the ENGL1020 proposal unit that goes beyond essay writing to explore a simplistic business plan, journalism, social media, and other smaller styles of writing.
A realistic need of every proposal involves creating awareness and strengthening communication for those developing and benefiting from the project. With that in mind, you will experience two of the most used writings in the marketing section -- journalism and social media. It's important to realize that while the tools may change (traditional newspaper vs. electronic webpages, various social media platforms, etc.), the expectations and conventions are similar. Visual support enhances strong writing, but both are needed. Other aspects of marketing exist; however, this focuses on the writing aspect since ENGL1020 is a writing course.
Journalism writing occurs at many stages in a proposal including building public support, communicating with a larger community, informing the public about exciting events, and sharing support to satisfy grant requirements. You will choose one time that journalism article would be used to practice the writing conventions.
Writing Convention Video
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Playground Revitalization
[Arnold, NE] Recess recently got even better for Arnold Public School students! Principal Morgan performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the revitalized playground occurred at 1:00 on April 1, 2020.
Arnold School's playground revitalization started as a National Honor Society senior project after Lance J., Halie R., Devin P., and Silas C. brainstormed ways they could show appreciation to their community. As students toured the school building, Melva Geiser's retirement gift of a buddy bench for the playground inspired the senior project crew to reflect on their elementary years. They recalled the enjoyment they felt as they designed the United States map on the elementary playground and wanted to take the playground to the next level.
Lance J. stressed, "The playground should be colorful give kids have fun reason to include classmates in a variety of activities. Recess is the time that we got to build friendships and play. While I learned a lot in class, my favorite memories will always be the games we played at recess."
Silas C. was amazed at how excited both current and previous students got as word of the senior project got out. He was amazed when he received a donation from Brent Winfield with a note that said, "Love the playground plans and how it brightens the school!"
Next time you are enjoying a walk in the neighborhood, stop by the school and see the brightly colored cement play areas.
Communication is vital for proposals to move from talk to action, and social media has been proven to be an effective way to make positive change. I used images that were found on the Internet from Arnold's city playground project a couple of years ago since this is an imaginary proposal project, and used the caption feature in Weebly images for the sentences that would communicate the message.
I would use Facebook as one social media platform to appeal to parents and community members while sharing both the service of NHS students and inspiring pride in the school playground.
Arnold School students used some community clean up time to create a border for the playground equipment and fill it with recycled mulch. This experience inspired the desire to replace current wood chips with safer recycled mulch for the school playground too. Safety and beauty...what a win/win combination!
I would also use texting and memes to remind NHS students of planning meetings in fun, creative ways.