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Title of Proposal in Initial Capital Letters: Times New Roman (18 point Boldface) Name 1 Name 2 Name 3 Name 4 Name of Design Team Department Affiliation, Penn State Submitted to— Name(s) of Project Advisor or Sponsor Department Affiliation, Penn State 1
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Contents Executive Summary 3 Statement of Problem 4 Objectives X Technical Approach X Identifying Needs of Customers X Identifying Target Specifications X Generating Design Concepts X Selecting Design Concept X Project Management X Deliverables X Budget X Communication and Coordination with Sponsor X Team Qualifications X Conclusion X References X Appendix A: Résumés of Team Members X Name 1 X Name 2 X Name 3 X Name 4 X 2
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In a half page or less, summarize the main reasons for performing the design and the scope of the design that your group attends to achieve. Typically, all the sentences in a proposal’s summary can be found in one form or another in the sections that follow. The purpose of the Executive Summary is to give the reader an overview of what the design need is and what design is being proposed to fill that need. Because of its content and location, this section is the most widely read section of the document. For that reason, the section should be well written and carefully proofread. Headings of sections are 14 points, flush left, and boldfaced. Use initial capitals. A good typeface for the heading is Arial, because it holds boldfacing well. To preserve hierarchy, allot two line skips before the heading and one line skip after. For a persuasive document such as a proposal or formal report, your paragraphs should average about 6-10 lines. You may have an occasional short paragraph (fewer than 6 lines) and an occasional long paragraph (11-15 lines). Be careful about having paragraphs that go more than 15 lines. Indent all paragraphs. Scientific American, National Geographic, and all major book publishers in engineering and science indent paragraphs. You should do so as well, unless the output form of the document, such as email or the World Wide Web, does not support a paragraph indent. Also, you may place a small amount of space, such as 6 points as in this document, between paragraphs, but you probably should not place more spacing than that. Too much vertical spacing between paragraphs upsets the visual hierarchy for the headings and subheadings. 3
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