Planning project proposals
At the end of the unit, you will be able to:
plan and organise project proposals explain the background, objectives and method of a project refer to the literature to justify a project proposal use appropriate language in project proposals
Part of the work involved in a research project is the writing of the project proposal. The proposal is a brief account of the topic or area you have chosen to examine and a brief explanation of how you intend to investigate the topic. An effective project proposal can help you to convince your readers, such as your supervisor, that you have a…show more content… Stage
Questions you should ask
Is the information relevant to my topic?
Which part of the information should I use? (the theories? the arguments? the examples? the conclusion?)
What aspect of my topic is the information related to?
How can I make use of this piece of information in my writing? (to support? to counter-argue? to compare and contrast?)
Where can I find the information I need? (Library? Government departments? The Internet?)
What is the focus of my topic?
What are some separate ideas or concepts that are related to my topic?
What questions am I trying to answer?
Do I need to refer to some background information, journal articles, books, photographs, statistics, company policies, etc.?
Do I know who wrote the information? Is it created by an institution or individual I can trust?
Do I know when the information was written? Is it up-to-date?
If the resource is on the Internet, is the information updated regularly?
Is the information based on facts or only opinions? Is it objective?
Can I find similar information from a more reliable source?