Quick Guide to Writing a Dissertation Proposal

If you thought that choosing a dissertation topic was hard, try writing a dissertation research proposal. Writing the dissertation research proposal is said to be the most difficult part of the entire dissertation writing process. Students often falter, even at such an early point of the whole process. This is because students will have to narrow down the topic they have chosen into a few specific research questions that are related to one another and incorporate them into the body of the research. There are already a number of sites on the Internet that discuss how to write a dissertation proposal so I’ll just give a brief run-down on what I think are the most important points on writing a dissertation research proposal.

A common mistake many students make is not doing enough research when writing a dissertation research proposal. Sure you have passed a good dissertation research proposal and your teacher might even be impressed, but are you sure you can find enough research material for your dissertation? Therefore, the most important thing to remember when writing a dissertation research proposal is to make sure that you have thoroughly researched the topic and you can already identify and find the resources you will need to complete your dissertation.

If this is your first time to write a dissertation research proposal, I would strongly suggest looking at dissertation proposal examples.  You can search the Internet for dissertation proposal samples, or better yet, ask your teacher for dissertation proposal samples so that you can get a better idea of what the teacher expects from your proposal.

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