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How to Make a Proposal on Google Docs

Writing a compelling proposal is a critical skill, whether it be for school, business, or life in general. It is necessary if you want to persuade people to support your idea. Your proposal has a greater chance to get approval if you write in a clear, concise, and engaging manner. There are various types of proposals such as bid proposal letter, grant proposal, budget proposal, bid proposal, grant proposal, and research proposal yet they follow the same guidelines. The process of building a firm and compelling proposal is broken down into the following steps:

1. Plan Your Proposal

Before you make your business or research proposal, you need to plan your proposal and think of its considerations. These considerations include identifying your target audience and adjusting your writing style. Identifying your target reader can help you focus on a topic that can cater to the needs of your reader or client. Maintain a writing style depending on who you cater to your proposal. Be persuasive and use simple and concise sentences.

2. Start with an Introduction

An introduction is always present in any type of writing whether it is formal or informal. In proposal writing, you need to have a firm introduction. Your proposal should be useful and with a purpose. Do some research, add some background information, and state its importance. Make your introduction engaging to keep your reader interested.

3. State the Issue or Problem 

When you start writing your proposal, you need to identify the issue or problem. You, as the writer, should be knowledgeable of the drawbacks. Fill your reader in on the circumstances and make them understand that it needs improvements. Convince your reader that you understand and that you are competent enough to solve the issue. 

4. Suggest a Solution

What better way in convincing your reader that you truly understand the problem than to suggest a solution. Your solution should be able to answer how you will solve or do it, why do it this way, and what will be the outcome if your solution is pushed through. Be straightforward with the solution, but do not insist. Simply suggest it to them, with conviction, and let the reader decide.

5. Conclude Your Proposal

According to cws.illinois.edu, your conclusion should call for action and advise orientation toward the future. The proposal conclusion should only be one paragraph. Don't drag the conclusion, have it simply summarize the proposal. Reiterate the purpose, importance, and/or benefits of your proposal for emphasis.

6. Proofread Your Work

In perfecting a compelling proposal: First, you need to delete needless words to keep your sentences brief. This technique untangles your words thus clearly articulating the whole idea. Second, you need to check for the correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Proofreading will help improve your proposal ideas. Lastly, you can use Google Docs for faster error-checking through its Google grammar and spell-checker. 

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