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Last Updated on January 4, 2020 by Sagar Aryal
Common mistakes in Proposal writing
Some of the mistakes are:
- Choosing a topic that is too large.
- Choosing a topic which is too complex for research at the level of the researcher.
- Not giving due consideration to the time factor. This factor is important because the research work is to be completed within the prescribed time period.
- Choosing research where materials are not easily accessible.
- Choosing research which is not researchable because the methodology of the study is not yet developed or outdated or incomplete.
- Using buzzwords and jargon.
- Objective not relevant to the project or research.
- Inadequate literature review.
- Irrelevant references should not be cited.
- Discussing more problems rather than solutions.
- The budget is inaccurate or very high.
- Repeating exact phrases from the funders guideline while developing proposals.
- The proposal is not structurally clear or have formatting problems.
- Grammar and punctuations should be correct and sentence construction should be simple.
- The expected result should be objective oriented.
- Not having someone else review the submission.
- Instructions were not followed and/or all questions on the application form were not answered.
- Not requesting feedback.