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Useful Phrases – Proposal Writing DSE

Useful Phrases – Proposal Writing DSE

10 Tips Series – Proposal Writing

Useful Phrases

Opening

·       It will have escaped no-one’s notice that [truancy] has been on the rise in recent years

·       Nowadays, it’s widely accepted that there’s a problem with…

·       In this proposal, I call on x to provide funds for…

·       We propose that

 

Formal language

·       The best way to address the growing problem of x is to…

·       We are now compelled to take action

·       The goals of the school would be served if we were to go ahead with…

·       It has recently been observed that…

·       We envisage the project lasting for…

·       This proposal will pay dividends in the long- and short-term

 

Mentioning the counter-argument

·       Although some critics might argue…

·       There are no doubt some who think…

·       Of course, it’s possible to say that…

·       Whilst it’s true to say…, we nevertheless have to maintain…

 

Making suggestions

·       The advantages of the trip would be incalculable for…

·       It would be interesting to see…

·       The organisers of the trip could consider…

·       Time / funds permitting, we could…

·       It would be to our advantage to…

·       We would all benefit from…

·       I suggest that we…

·       I recommend that we…

 

Connecting ideas

·       Moreover…

·       Furthermore…

·       The difficulties notwithstanding, …

·       Further to the point I’ve just mentioned…

 

Ending

·       In conclusion, we believe that this small investment will reap massive benefits for all concerned.

·       We suggest that implementing this proposal would help to satisfy all these stakeholders at minimum cost.

·       Although it is always possible to find reasons against spending money, the benefits speak for themselves. 

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