See a list of Internet resources by discipline ( and do your own searches for other resources.] Tentative List of References: [You should have at least Fifteen (15) separate sources listed in the proper APA format.
This information should be on a separate page called References.
A research proposal is usually handed in together with an application for a scholarship or research grant.
The proposal serves a very distinctive topic of letting the board know that the applicant has put enough effort and time into preliminary research in their area of interest and know exactly what they can offer to the scientific community besides a generic description of a broad section of science.
But beyond these obvious ground rules, discuss what people or group of people might benefit from reading your paper.
For example, in the multiple birth example, might prospective users of fertility clinics, childless husbands and wives, benefit from the information in your paper?] Graphs or charts: [Graphs and charts will not impress me unless they truly help the reader better understand some aspect of your paper. Refer to the chart or graph in the text where you discuss the information.Be sure to document charts and graphs from other sources. Charts, graphs or other appendices do not count toward the 5 to 7 pages of required text.] Documentation Style: [APA is preferred, but if you want to use another scientific style, such as CBE, or Number, Date style, you must ask for approval. Some of your sources must be from a professional journal in your field, such as a nursing journal, a computer science or engineering journal, such as IEEE Spectrum.Here is a proposal template ( without the explanations.You can save it as an html file and/or text file and insert your text.If you are taking a course in your major this semester, you can research a topic for that course (with my permission and the other professor's.) See me about the submission form.Science and technology rapidly advances; therefore, "old "stuff," other than as background information, can be misleading and lead to wrong conclusions.Your final product will be judged on how well you succeed in producing a well though out, clear paper which shows you can interpret and intelligently discuss the issue and how well you can backup your findings with evidence.If you can't find sufficient sources you may have to rethink your subject.Consult your instructor for specific guidelines on writing and formatting the work, as they can differ from institution to institution.Before you write your research paper proposal [See the format below.], read this information.