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Composing Research Proposals & Outlines - Chapter Summary
This English composition chapter outlines the organizational components of research proposals and outlines. Inside the chapter, our expert English instructors help you understand the structure of research proposals as well as how to craft an effective outline for a research paper or essay. You can practice applying what you've studied by taking the self-assessment quizzes that follow each lesson. Our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have, and you can access the chapter at any time that fits your schedule. Studying this chapter can help you:
- Know how to write a proper research proposal
- Create an essay or research paper outline
- Understand how to organize an essay
1. How to Write a Research Proposal
In this lesson, we'll walk through the process of writing a research project from topic to preliminary proposal. We'll explore ways to construct a thesis, build an argument, and find sources.
2. How to Write an Outline for an Essay or Research Paper
This lesson will cover two types of outline that you might use to help you organize your ideas and research. It will also cover what sort of ideas will go directly into the outline itself.
3. Essay Organization and Outline Building
Creating an outline before writing an academic essay doesn't take that long to do and can greatly improve the quality of your essay. This lesson covers the basics of how to put together an effective outline that will cover all of the right points.
4. Research Proposal Example for College Composition II
In this lesson you'll find a sample research proposal to help see what a research proposal should look like. At the end, there's an explanation of what makes a good research proposal.
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