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Is it necessary to read all resources before writing a research proposal?

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The answer is no. The purpose of a research proposal is to present the topic you wish to research. In addition to the topic, you should list ways you plan to go about your research and what types of materials will be used. Also, it is a good idea to express the reason for the research, why it should be done.

As for the research materials you plan to use, you do not need to have those read ahead of time. Reading the material and pulling information from articles, books, sites, etc. is part of the process AFTER your topic is approved. It would be frustrating to do all of the reading and discovering only to find that your topic is declined!

Good luck to you!

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