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How to Write Proposals - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Check out these entertaining video lessons to learn what kind of information proposals include and get tips for modifying them to address your audience. You can also take a look at some of the persuasion skills you'll need to successfully pitch your ideas. The short videos contain engaging graphics and examples, and each one is accompanied by a lesson quiz and transcript. By the time you reach the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Describe the components of a proposal
- Name the different proposal types
- Identify rhetorical requirements of proposals
|Purpose, Content & Structure of Proposals||Discover what sets proposals apart from other types of technical documents. Learn how to organize the components of a proposal and use the proper writing style.|
|Comparing Different Types of Proposals||Differentiate between internal and external proposals as well as solicited and unsolicited proposals.|
|Persuasive Elements of Proposals||Examine some of the rhetorical devices used in effective sales, grant and research proposals.|
1. Purpose, Content & Structure of Proposals
Proposals are an important part of business communications. In this lesson, you'll learn about the purpose, content, and structure of proposal writing in a business setting. A short quiz follows.
2. Comparing Different Types of Proposals
Proposals are important documents for organizations ranging from businesses to universities and other non-profit organizations. In this lesson, you'll learn about different types of proposals. A short quiz follows.
3. Persuasive Elements of Proposals
Proposals are persuasive documents, but not all proposals use the same method of persuasion. In this lesson, you'll learn about different types of proposals and the various persuasive elements they use.
4. Unsolicited Proposal Example for Advanced Technical Writing
An unsolicited proposal is important in order to share new ideas with others in the business world. This example shows an internal, informal, unsolicited proposal example.
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Other chapters within the English 305: Advanced Technical Writing course
- Basics of Technical Writing
- Prewriting for Technical Documents
- Writing Technical Documents
- Technical Editing & Rewriting
- Elements of Technical Documents
- Usability Testing & Technical Writing
- Informal Technical Reports
- Formal Technical Reports
- Business Reports and Proposals
- Technical Correspondence
- Technical Writing in Business Correspondence
- Technical Resumes & Cover Letters
- Technical Instructions
- Writing Technical Manuals
- Required Assignments for English 305
- Studying for English 305