13. Include a title on your proposal. I'm amazed at how often the title is left for the end of the student's writing and then somehow forgotten when the proposal is prepared for the committee. A good proposal has a good title and it is the first thing to help the reader begin to understand the nature of your work. Use it wisely! Work on your title early in the process and revisit it often. It's easy for a reader to identify those proposals where the title has been focused upon by the student. Preparing a good title means:
This program emphasizes interdisciplinary fundamental knowledge, practical applications in diverse environmental contexts and functional skills needed for solving environmental problems. The interdepartmental and interdisciplinary character of the program provides a unique opportunity for students to master specialized skills in their home disciplines and to acquire a broader perspective and awareness of environment issues through a wide range of technical and non-technical courses offered by collaborating departments and faculties at McGill University.