The proposal displays your ability to express yourself in precise and concise language.
It will enable you to think about each stage of the research process so that you can develop a clear and detailed plan.
It will also help you to foresee problems that you may encounter during your candidature and prompt you to think about how you will manage them when they arise.
Writing a research proposal engages a number of skills.
These skills can be grouped into three clusters: The proposal gives you an opportunity to exhibit your mastery of subject knowledge and familiarity with current research trends.