Writing a DNP prospectus is an iterative process that is repeated until the paper meets all the requirements. A content expert and a faculty chair often use a rubric to provide a student with feedback (VanderKooi et al., 2018). This rubric can be used by the student to organize his or her paper while faculty members use it to evaluate the prospectus. Before being accepted, a prospectus should pass all requirements indicated in the rubric (Walden University, 2018). After receiving feedback for a draft, a student should examine and identify what portions of the paper are affected (Unterberg, 2019). Generally, rubrics evaluate prospectuses based on their content, language, organization, and format (Walden University, 2018). For instance, if the prospectus received negative feedback about the language, the student may be intentional by focusing on language only, without editing the logical structure and topic of the document.
My paper received high scores for all items except for Thesis Development and Purpose. For content, language, and formatting, I received the maximum ratings available. Therefore, I should only focus on the thesis part of my prospectus. There is also more detailed feedback explaining what exactly is wrong with my thesis. The feedback says that the thesis statement is absent entirely. My review will be intentional if I do not edit any other parts of the paper and only fix what is missing. The thesis statements are often included as the last sentence of an introductory paragraph. Therefore, the revision should only affect the first paragraph and make no changes to the rest of the prospectus. After submitting for review, I may inform the content expert and the faculty chair about the changes.
- Unterberg, M. K. (2019). DNP student handbook. Web.
- VanderKooi, M. E., Conrad, D. M., & Spoelstra, S. L. (2018). An enhanced actualized DNP model to improve DNP project placements, rigor, and completion. Nursing Education Perspectives, 39(5), 299-301.
- Walden University. (2018). Doctoral project prospectus guide. Web.