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Writing the proposal can sometimes be more difficult than creating the dissertation itself. You will have to convince the board to allow you to write the dissertation, so your proposal has to be convincing. It has to make them want to grant you permission to do your research. It sounds intimidating, but you can do it with a little help.

  1. 1. Write down your ideas.
  2. Even if they're jumbled or if they're not complete, write it all down. When you have it in front of you, you can determine whether or not it makes sense to pursue. You want to make sure that there is enough information for you to have a successful dissertation when the time comes.

  3. 2. Do a small amount of research.
  4. Doing some research may be necessary to make sure that you will have everything you need, but don't focus too much on it. You shouldn't have to do any extensive research for the proposal itself.

  5. 3. Accept advice and criticism.
  6. Heed the words from your advisor. Use their advice to your advantage. Even criticism will make your paper better in the end.

  7. 4. Prepare a timeline.
  8. The committee will want to know how long it will take for you to do your research and come to your results, so have that ready for them.

  9. 5. Be confident on your subject.
  10. Make sure that you have a good understanding of your chosen subject. You should be familiar with the research in that area. To be successful, you have to know what's expected of you.

  11. 6. Set time aside to do the work.

    This may seem obvious, but plenty of people like to procrastinate. You should create a schedule to work on your proposal and stick to it.

  12. 7. Create an outline.
  13. You can make chapters for each section of your paper, that way you know where you're going. This will also help to give you a summary of what you've covered and what still needs to be addressed.

  14. 8. Look at other dissertations.
  15. Finding samples or examples can give you a better understanding of how your proposal should be written and what your audience is looking for.

  16. 9. Review and revise.
  17. You can do this yourself, but it's a good idea to let your advisor see your proposal early. That way any kinks can be worked out before the final outcome.

  18. 10. Prepare a defense.
  19. Yes, you may have to defend your proposal to some extent. The committee might ask you questions, so you need to be prepared to answer them.