On March 25, 2019, FLPA organized another Dean’s Lecture Series at PUC South Campus, having Prof. Y. Matsuura, Doctoral Education Consortium, Nagoya University, Japan, giving a lecture on “Writing a Good Research Proposal-Essential Skills for Effective Writing.”
Having extensive experience in supervising hundreds of students and a member of the admission committee at Graduate School of Law, Nagoya University, Prof. Matsuura shared with FLPA’s students and other participants five main ingredients of a good research proposal. Those five components of the proposal include (1) a serious problem, (2) relevance of expertise of a writer, (3) imperfection of the current efforts, (4) a better solution, and (5) a production plan.
Prof. Matsuura also answered participants’ questions, with a concluding remark emphasizing that a one-page research proposal that includes the above five components is more than enough.
Here are some of the highlights of the lecture series.