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Writing Grant Proposals: Part 3
Writing Grant Proposals: Part 3
Writing Grant Proposals: Part 3
Writing Grant Proposals: Part 3
Writing Grant Proposals: Part 3
Writing Grant Proposals: Part 3
Writing Grant Proposals: Part 3
Writing Grant Proposals: Part 3
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  • 1. 2010 © Karen L. Thompson, University of Idaho1Writing Grant Proposals: Part 3This lecture covers:- Incorporating visuals into your proposalNOTE: this lecture is aimed at helpingundergraduates respond to requests for proposals.
  • 2. About this lecture. You are not required to use visuals in your proposal You should never use a visual unless it supports the caseyou are making in the proposal’s argument.2
  • 3. 31Most ImportantReserve for text.2NeutralReserve for visual.3NeutralReserve for visual.4Least important.Pages can be broken intoquadrants.When considering whereto place a visual, thesecond and thirdquadrant work well tobalance visuals with text.Since we read from left toright, a visual in the firstquadrant is harder tointerpret because weseek text first..
  • 4. 4Left Page Right PageFor large visuals,consider placingthe text relating tothe visual in a lefthand page and thevisual on the right.This may not bepossible if thepagination of yourdocument does notleave you with twoblank pages at thepoint whereneeded.
  • 5. 51 23 4Another option forlarge visuals is toplace them to coverquadrants 3 and 4.Be careful, however,that placement doesnot distort the data.
  • 6. 6Making readers turn thedocument or their headsto view the visual is not agood idea.It is oftendone, however, to savespace in publications.
  • 7. Avoid gratuitous or silly visuals.Note: from an actual student proposal.7Blackbears are in decline as seein figure 1.Blackbears are in decline asseen in figure 1.Figure 1: Blackbear
  • 8. Basic Guidelines Use a visual to help readers understand data,design, specifications. Refer to visual in text of document. Label illustration (Figure 1, Table 2 etc.) Write a Caption.8

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