Common Errors in Proposal Writing

Most students fail to understand the underlying purpose and significance of a research proposal. A research would be sought to be good only if its proposal reaches the deemed level of quality.

Following are some common mistakes that research candidates make while preparing for proposal writing:

  • Improper use of context to frame the research question
  • Inability to define the boundary limits for research
  • Failure to cite suitable literatures
  • Inaccurate presentation of empirical contributions by other researchers
  • Diversion from the research question
  • Inappropriate detailing on major issues and arguments
  • Absence of clearly defines directions
  • Lapse in source citation and references
  • Failing to abide by the writing style guidelines
  • Sloppy writing