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Hanh Thi Minh Nguyen


Writing a research proposal is one of the crucial stages for students to get acquainted with solving their studying issues scientifically. Simultaneously, this creates inspirations for students to do scientific research. Writing a research proposal also requires a lot of knowledge and some skills that students have collected from other subjects and even from their daily lives. However, the survey of research proposal writing from 84 students of English language, 17 (2017 – 2021) showed that students made some common mistakes such as too broad topics, unclear research questions, poor literature review and writing style. These mistakes affected the students’ ways of choosing research methods for their problems. This article presents mistakes that most of the students made and analyzes the factors causing these mistakes. It also presents practical ways to help students write better proposals and help them have more motivation and selfconfidence to do research activities.


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Nguyen H. WAYS OF IMPROVING STUDENTS’ WRITING A RESEARCH PROPOSAL. journal [Internet]. 25Sep.2020 [cited 22Sep.2023];10(39):74-2. Available from: https://journal.tvu.edu.vn/index.php/journal/article/view/569


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