You may download the Mike Markel chapter about project/research proposals from Practical Strategies for Technical Communication using the provided link. Please post two questions or comments about the article using the thread below and write two responses for the other members of the class. Remember, I will draw upon your posts for class discussion.
A proposal is an argument. You must convince readers that the future benefits will outweigh the immediate and projected costs. Basically, you must persuade your readers of three things: that you understand their needs; that you have already determined what you plan to do and that you are able to do it; that you are a professional and are committed to fulfilling your promises.