Q. How do I write an academic or professional proposal?


First, carefully read course materials on proposal writing and email your faculty member with any questions. Your assignment may include required components such as a cover page, or a letter addressing individuals. Also note that the APA Publication Manual doesn't include suggestions for proposal writing.

After reviewing course-assigned materials, you may wish to consult the following online resources:

How to Write an Informal Business Proposal - http://professionalwritingservices.net/informalproposals.html

Planning and Organizing Proposals and Technical Reports - https://owl.english.purdue.edu/media/pdf/20080628094326_727.pdf

The Proposal Writer's Guide - http://orsp.umich.edu/proposal-writers-guide-overview

Sample Business Proposal, APA Style - http://writershelp.bedfordstmartins.com/ebooks/helphandbook/pdfs/Hacker-Rata-APA-BusProposal.pdf

Writing Academic Proposals: Conferences, Articles, and Books - https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/752/1/

Additionally, you may wish to conduct an internet search for phrases such as "sample program proposal," "example business proposal" "grant proposal writing," etc. For an example search, click here.

Finally, if you are writing your dissertation proposal, please see the Dissertation Proposal Template FAQ by clicking here.

For additional assistance, contact the Academic Success Center by email at asc@ncu.edu or chat live daily from 3 pm-10 pm Pacific Time via the Commons: https://vac.ncu.edu/writing-center-commons/. On the right-hand side of the screen, click the link for ASC Live Chat.

  • Last Updated Feb 13, 2017
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