Tips for the Proposal Part X

Tip #10: Make your proposal easy to read. Focus on making your proposal easy to read and easy to follow. Focus mainly on your conceptual creativity, your methodological rigor, and important, useful content. Keep your writing style clear, direct, and straightforward....

Tips for the Proposal Part IX

Tip #9: Use short, relevant examples. Examples should illustrate your view point. Build the main points of your argument and then focus on supporting details and facts to bolster them. Be clear and definite. Avoid being abstract, "kitchen sinking" or using...

Tips for the Proposal Part VII

Tip #7: Pick the best and most relevant citations. A good rule of thumb is to pick the most relevant 3-5 citations for every main point. Relevancy is defined as being some combination of coming from a primary text, being published in an well respected journal and/or...

Tips for the Proposal Part V

Tip #5: Develop a plan for research. You should have at least a basic idea of your question and how you will study it. Try to keep your research as simple as possible. While you want to impress with your knowledge and overly complex research designs, simple is better....