SFSU College of Business | BUS 714 - Elements of Business Writing

Fall 2022 | Sections: 01Z (11277) 2-4:45 pm & 02Z (11350) 6:30-9:15 pm Thursdays

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Email: gchrist@sfsu.edu 

Week 12 
Unit Introduction: RFPs & Proposals
Thursday, November 10
READ:

EA Chap 12 "Proposals" pp 286-305

BWC "Proposals" pp 120-132

BWC "Formal Reports" pp 176-201

Project Proposal/RFP Assignment Description

Proposals at a glance

Checklists for proposal writing

Business Plans vs Business Proposals  (weblink)

REVIEW (You are NOT required to read all of the items linked below. Read and refer to them only as needed throughout the proposal unit):
* Please Note: The resources below are LARGE scanned files:
Some may take time to load on your machine

Deadline Tips for Proposal Writing

Internal Proposals

  1. Sample Internal Proposal - Watershed Protection

External Proposals, pt 1

External Proposals, pt 2

  1. Sample External Proposal 1 - Stationary Bike

  2. Sample External Proposal 2 - Community Exercise

  3. Sample External Proposal 3 - Investment Strategy

  4. Sample External Proposal 4 - Real Estate Development

  5. Sample External Proposal 5 - Solar Project

  6. Sample External Proposal 6 - Data Analytics

  7. Sample External Proposal 7 - Solar Paint

Request for Proposals (RFP)

  1. Sample RFP I - Website Development

  2. Sample RFP 2 - Building Redevelopment

  3. Sample RFP 3 - Sustainability

  4. Sample RFP 4 - Shuttle Service

  5. Sample RFP 5 - Solid Waste Reduction

  6. Sample RFP 6 - Uber Community Program

PROPOSAL TEMPLATES:

Business Proposal Template  (weblink)

Proposal Sample Template

Grant Proposal Template

Blank Template I

Blank Template II

LESSON:
Proposal writing & planning
Week 13
Proposal planning & writing workshop
Thursday, November 17
WORKSHOP:

Group project development

Week 14

Thursday, November 24

Thanksgiving recess - No class this week  

Week 15
Proposal planning & writing workshop
Thursday, December 1 
SUBMIT:
  • Abstract (1p min)  (iLearn)

STUDY:

Abstract - Assignment Description

PenandthePad.com | How to Write an Abstract for a Proposal  (web link)

Writing an Abstract

Sample Abstract Template

  1. Ss sample abstract 1

  2. Ss sample abstract 2

  3. Ss sample abstract 3

  4. Ss sample abstract 4

WORKSHOP:

Group project development

Week 16
Project presentation & critique
Thursday, December 8
  Last day of class  
SUBMIT:
  • Project Proposal/RFP (4 pp min)  (iLearn)

REVIEW:

General Scoring Rubric

PRESENT & CRITIQUE:

Proposal will be screen shared for the class to review while your group informally presents its work for discussion and critique

Dates & Deadlines

First day of class:  Thur, Aug 25

Labor Day recess:  Mon, Sept 5

Add/Drop deadline:  Mon, Sept 12

Veteran's Day recess:  Fri, Nov 11

Withdraw deadline:  Mon, Nov 14

Thanksgiving recess:  M-S, Nov 21-26

Last day of class:  Thur, Dec 8

Last day of term:  Fri, Dec 16