Things to Be Aware of While Writing Your Research Proposal

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Do you know how to write a research proposal? Most likely, you do. Then you will, at least, get a C on your assignment.

Do you know how to organize your research proposal? Hopefully, you do. Then, you will receive a B on your research proposal.

Do you know what questions should be answered while writing your research proposal? Most likely, you do not. Then, you should definitely read this article!

So, any research proposal writing process is based on answering certain questions in your paper. You should make three paragraphs while writing your research proposal: Opening paragraph, Body paragraph (or even more than one) and Conclusion.

1. When writing your research proposal, remember that your opening paragraph should contain answers to the following questions:

  • What do you propose in your paper?
  • Is your project beneficial? Who will benefit and how?
  • Who is going to be involved in your research?
  • What is the duration of your project?
  • What is the expected outcome of your research?

2. When writing your research proposal, do not forget that your Body paragraph is based on certain questions too:

  • Why should your proposal be supported?
  • What evidence do you have to prove that this project is a worthwhile one?
  • What are your main arguments and supporting facts?

3. Finally, when you are going to write the last part of your research proposal, base it on the following points:

  • What is the significance of your study for the society, science, and other fields?
  • Will you continue writing your research proposal, deepening its focus?

So, writing a research proposal involves filling out this question/answers survey.

Comments (1)
Antonia Allison

I am beginning my first research project that will have pubilshing potential. It is a significant study for society and I want to do it and myself justice.
Your article and suggestions in the well thought out detail in which it is presented has been very helpful.
I feel like a novice still but not unprepared.
Thank you.