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Writing a Research Proposal

This guide contains information and guidance on how to write a research proposal.

Proposal Writing Resources

There are several resources that can assist you in preventing common writing mistakes.  A list of these resources is included below.  Common topics include APA format, research methods, writing thesis statements, and preventing plagiarism.  Sources that can assist you fall into one of these categories:

You can also contact the Murphy Academic Support Center, as they offer services such as writing consultations and tutoring.  They offer writing consultations online as well.  For more information about the Murphy Center's services, click here.

A sample research proposal is also available here.

Writing Assistance Sources

Library Research Guides

The following guides and tutorials are helpful in using some of the above databases or help with different parts of writing your proposal.  They also provide extra help for some of the resources listed above.

Library Materials

We have several books and eBooks available to help you with the process of writing a research proposal.