Purpose: Before you begin drafting the Research Paper, you will be responsible for crafting a 3-4 page research proposal that describes the issue you plan to research and includes a bibliography of preliminary sources for your paper. This proposal is both a preliminary exercise in shaping your argument, as well as a chance to identify the varying perspectives around your issue.Task: Your proposal must have four sections; however, the length of each section is up to you:Background of the Issue: In this section, identify the topic, issue, or focus of your research and summarize the conversation that is currently taking place about the issue. What is the issue about? What are the varying perspectives about the issue, that you know of?Preliminary Argument: In this section, explain the direction you think your argument will go in. What is your own stance on the issue? What are your reasons for it?Why the Issue Matters (Stakes): In this section, explain why the issue matters. Why should people care about this issue? What impact does this issue have, and who does it impact?List of Preliminary Sources: In this section, list 4 high-quality sources that you think may be useful for your paper (see below for more information about what a high-quality source is).