Understanding How Dissertation Proposal is Written

Writing a dissertation proposal is one of the most tedious tasks for most students. There is that thought of sacrificing that performance you are eyeing because you have taken up too much time to write a proposal. Therefore, understanding the requirement of this paper is very important. However, even before you start working on this project, you need to start reading and understand what the requirements are.

It is okay to realize that this project is lengthy and many students feel overwhelmed by the task. Understand that as you progress with this project, as you feel comfortable writing, it will help you understand what other people need. On the other hand, you also will not feel overwhelmed by the work because you will know what the gist is of the project.

Once you are comfortable with the subject matter, you can proceed to start writing. The following are some of the sections that the proposal must adhere to. You will work on each section in its own paragraph. 

Title Page

Under the title of your project, write your name, your course, the deadline, and the college you are attending. In case you have an interview open, write the interview’s name and its following details.


Here you are supposed to give a brief summary of your research work. Provide enough background data to better understanding of the work and the scope of your research. An abstract is very important, as it provides the essential background information you need to have to create a paper that pertains to your research work. The abstract must contain only pertinent data that is descriptive and not complex.


This is the section where you define your dissertation topic and give a brief elaboration of the problem to be addressed. Ensure that the word count of this section is small, and you may require some words to refer to your text. Tell the reader what you are doing and explain the intentions of your research work. It is a necessity to formulate an abstract because without it, it will be hard to describe your research work.

Literature Review

The process of developing the references begins with the literature review. This section is highly critical, and you should conduct more research to bring out the strengths and weaknesses of other authors’ writing. When giving recommendations and evaluation points, make sure to point out the weaknesses of the said sources. For instance, you can give a qualified recommendation and highlight the weakness of the work. Even so, ensure that you do not give a simple rating of a study.

Writing the Abstract

After making a recommendation and evaluation, the next step is to include your main point. Tell us in the abstract, What is this research work? Explain briefly the research questions, designs, and objectives. You also are encouraged to use an active voice when giving reasons and objectives.

Summary of Results and Discussion

After highlighting the main points explained above, this is the part where you give the results and discuss the results. Explain the findings and the gaps identified after the study.

Conclusively, the proposal makes it clear how your research project will be conducted and the methodology to be used. Having this information makes it easier to go about the work.