Guide for Writing Project Proposals

This is a summary of how to write good, concise proposals for course projects. The focus of this summary is on programming or implementation projects, but the general ideas can be applied to most proposals. The recommended lengths of sections are given assuming a document length of 2 to 5 pages. Use appropriate scaling for longer proposal documents.

Sample Outline

The following is a sample outline for a project proposal. Note that all questions for a section may not apply to your proposal, and should be used as a general guide only.

  1. Introduction (1 or 2 paragraphs)
  2. Motivation (1 to 3 paragraphs)
  3. Project Summary (1 paragraph)
  4. Project Details
  5. Conclusion (1 paragraph)
  6. References

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