Research proposal paper: learning from samples

A sample that you can find on the internet might seem like a good option. There are some pros and cons to it however, that you should be aware of before you make that decision. Writing a proposal for a research paper can take up a lot of time, and some students can be overwhelmed by it. There are so many things that are already taking up your time, and adding to that such a big project like a research paper isn’t ideal. When you’re in that situation where you can’t seem to get your proposal done and need help with writing it faster, a sample online can be a good place to turn to. Here are a few of the good and bad things about using a free sample for your proposal:

Using Free Samples for a Research Paper Proposal, Pros

  • A good sample can give you an already made outline to follow
  • It will save you time
  • As long as you don’t copy directly, you can use the basic ideas from a sample
  • Using a well written proposal sample can help you with style and formatting
  • Writing your proposal based on a good sample will get you a better mark

Using Free Samples for a Research Paper Proposal, Cons

  • The samples you find online are almost always poorly written
  • Samples are usually plagiarized
  • If you follow a sample that’s a bad example you’ll get a bad mark
  • Using the outline from a bad sample can make your proposal look dumb
  • It can cost you more time because you’ll have to redo everything
  • Now that you know what can happen if you don’t choose a good sample, and how much a good sample can help you, you can make the decision for yourself. There are people on both sides of the fence in this case, and it really seems to depend on the quality of the sample you’re able to find. Unfortunately, there are no real tips or rules to finding a good sample; you have to be good at writing enough to recognize bad writing when you see it. Even then, it can be different from what your teacher wants. But if you want to take up the challenge anyway and succeed, you can possibly get a lot of benefits from a good sample. Taking the chance is entirely up to you and your situation right now.