WRITING ARTIFACT #1: EXPOSITORY AND RESEARCH
The 400-level Grant Writing (441) class I took during the Spring of 2014 at Boise State University had but one assignment: it was to write a grant proposal for Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS). The goal was to write a proposal that would get BUGS a grant of $3,000 to go towards establishing their new garden and facility in the Combra Park during the summer of 2014.This artifact is a good sample of a more technical style of writing that I am capable of doing. At first it was very hard to wrap my brain around how to write this, but with BUGS help I was able to write an extensive proposal that BUGS was very happy with. My audience was not only the BUGS Executive Director, Erin Guerricabeitia, who I worked intimately with to complete it, but also it was directed to the board members of the KAMPE Foundation of whom we were seeking the grant. To complete this proposal I had to learn the history of BUGS, know the goals of BUGS and conduct research to find a foundation that had the same goals as BUGS. There is a mini research paper inside the proposal. I blended their own research with my own original research for the proposal. I researched stats and cited the "why teaching school children about organic food, how to raise it and how to eat it matters" aspect for the proposal. I took the Common Grant Application, followed the layout exactly and transformed it into a grant proposal for BUGS which earned me a final grade of an 'A.'