Answered By: Rachel Willard
Last Updated: May 18, 2016     Views: 654

The Writing Center offers one-to-one reviews for students working on their preproposal (premise and prospectus) documents. Take a look at the website for some step-by-step instructions on how to make an appointment

The Writing Center has also put together a doctoral capstone preproposal kit to assist students in preparing to write their premise and prospectus. Additionally, you can find program-specific writing guidance and materials on the Writing Center website. Remember to review, download, and use the program-specific premise and prospectus templates (on the templates webpage) as well.

Additionally, the Academic Skills Center offers 6-week doctoral writing workshops for students working on their preproposal (premise and prospectus) documents all the way through the final capstone chapters.  Find more information regarding the doctoral writing workshops on the Academic Skills Center's website. 

For more content-specific resources on the premise or prospectus, take a look at the left-hand sidebar on the webpage of the Office of Student Research Administration (part of the Center for Research Quality), and select your program. 


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Further Questions?

Do you have other general writing questions? E-mail the Writing Center at

Other questions about your doctoral capstone or the Form & Style review? E-mail the Dissertation Editors at

Want to peruse other writing resources? Go to the Writing Center’s homepage