Research Proposal Resources
- Crafting a Research Proposal
This article provides an excellent foundation for students approaching proposal writing for the first time and offers advice for each step of the process.
- Writing Tips: How to Write an Abstract
From UNLV's Writing Center, this page defines and describes different types of abstracts and offers tips to help you begin the writing process.
- Writing an Abstract - Learning Guide
This clear and concise handout from the University of Adelaide includes examples that demonstrate the structure and style of successful abstracts.
- Writing Abstracts and Developing Posters for National Meetings
This article features some useful tables that outline structures for abstracts and layouts for professional posters.
- Literature Review Handout
This handout discusses the purpose and objective of the literature review, and provides a general format of its structure.
- Doing a Literature Review
Written through the lens of the social sciences, this article provides methods for conducting and writing an effective literature review which students from all disciplines will find useful.
- Writing a Literature Review Using a Synthesis Matrix
This handout guides you through a literature review writing technique using a synthesis matrix, a chart that helps you categorize how different sources present their arguments on a specific topic. This is an excellent way to thoroughly and efficiently organize your research.
- Guided Example of a Short Literature Review
The author of this guide documents one writer's step-by-step approach to a literature review, from its beginning as an annotated bibliography to the final, synthesized narration.