Write Your Thoughts
This part is informal, unstructured, and should gather your thoughts into a couple of paragraphs without having to refer to your notes
You don't even need to be factually accurate here; you can fix things that don't add up later
If you're working in a group, you can do this individually before you put your ideas together!
Identify Key Topics
Focus on what your main ideas are and how they connect
At this point, you should bring in some of your research to help solidify your points
Consider adding something personal here; sometimes, your personal investment in the research will help make your proposal relatable!
Clarify Your Wording
Take time to craft your key topics into coherent sentences that connect in a sensible order
This should serve as your basic draft of your proposal
Take length into consideration at this point; word limits specified by the committee should be adhered
Get Some Advice
At this point, you should show your work to some fresh eyes
I'd like to give you feedback once you've reached this point
Use feedback to adapt your writing to the purpose and audience you intend to submit it to
Rather than writing your proposal submission in the text box provided by most conference committees, copy and paste your revised and adapted work
Be confident that you've conveyed your message and understand that it will be evaluated by how well it meets the needs of the conference, not just how "good" it is
Keep researching so that you are following through on your commitment to your proposal
Check your email; sometimes a conference committee will ask you to resubmit your proposal if they think it's good, but need to know specific things before accepting it!