Tips on writing a good proposal

Below are some tips which can help you get your thesis proposal selected in the first go-
1. Always remember that the main purpose of writing a proposal is to convince your guide.
2. Your proposal should look like that you have done enough research about the topic and really want to start with the next step. Though you need not mention each and everything you found in the proposal.
3. You must mention the outcomes and shortcomings of the previous research and also why do you want to start with this topic
4. It should convince the reader that you’ll be able to formulate a testable hypothesis and test it in a planned manner.