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COMP 697 Template for Mini-Proposal

Project Title


  Student Name    ________________________________

  Student ID #    ________________________________


  1. Research Goal: Use one to two sentences to describe the objective.

  2. Short Abstract outlining WHAT will be done and the focus of the essay to be proposed.

  3. Rational for the Project: Use two to three sentences to say why the research is significant. (Justification of WHY it will be done -- novelty, relevance)

  4. Timelines: Write a concise paragraph that describes your planned development. This should include details of making hypothesis, obtaining references, comparison planned, experimental analysis planned if needed, etc.

  5. Anticipated Results: Write a short paragraph describing the likely positive and negative outcomes of your research.

  6. Possible Conclusions: Write a short paragraph describing the conclusions you could reach based upon the analysis you are proposing.

  7. Hardware and Software, Organization Support Needed: List the development environment, sponsors, research ethics approval if necessary, and tools you need to use and the materials you need.

  8. List of references: (Articles, books, Internet links)

Updated October 01 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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