The Introduction will be the first major section the reader encounters, so you want to make it as effective as you can to encourage further interest. The Introduction states the broad problem objectives, helps introduce the project subject, and explains why the problem is worth solving and who will be interested in the solutions. If the proposal is being prepared for an off-campus project sponsor as well as an advisor, make certain the value of solving the problem is clear to the real-world sponsor.

Some questions to cover here are:

  1. What is the project subject?
  2. What are the goals of the project? the sub-goals?
  3. Who is the project audience who wants to use the results: you? your advisor? off-campus or community groups?
  4. How and when will the results be presented physically?
  5. How will the results be used?
  6. What is the general method or procedure being used to conduct the project?
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