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A step-by-step manual on how to write a dissertation proposal

If you are about to write a huge project in the nearest future, it means that you will shortly come across writing a proposal for it. This is not the actual part of the paper, but a small paper that shall embrace the main parts of your future project. It is usually demanded by your instructor to check if you are moving in the right direction or by the jury, if you are applying for a grant or scholarship to make sure your project is worth working on and spending money on. The best way to write the proposal step-by-step is to create an outline and fill it in with information. It will let you to include everything and not let any important information out. Here is what a typical proposal will include.

  1. Introduction. The obligatory part of each and every paper. Briefly introduce your subject and what your proposal will be about. If there is any background information about your project, include it here as well.
  2. Statement of purpose. This section will be very useful if you are applying for funding. You need to briefly explain what your project will be about and what you intent to reach by the research and writing of it.
  3. Action plan. At the stage of writing the proposal you need to know what you are going to do already. To show your confidence in your skills, you need to write a detailed plan of what you are going to do.
  4. Benefits. This is the part where you will explain what good your work will bring to the development of modern science and society and why you shall spend time on it and may apply to receive money for it.
  5. Desired results. Of course, it is hard to plan so far at this step, but no one demands you to know for sure now. Try to scientifically guess what you are going to reach with your study or what you will find out in progress.
  6. Necessary resources. This is also a very important part for a grant application. Show the jury what you will be needing the money for and why it is absolutely necessary to receive funds to be able to research.
  7. Conclusion. As in each and every other paper, briefly restate the proposal, point out the important moments without actually repeating them and leave a good impression of yourself and the project.