I've been spending the last few days deep in proposal hell. There is a fine line to walk, when you are putting together a proposal for your first independent research project, between outlining something that is too broad to be an answerable question, and too narrow to be anything interesting. Thus far, I have managed to fall off that line several times in each direction. But, the n-th time's the charm, and I think I've got it nailed this time. I'll find out for sure on Tuesday, when I (once again) meet with my advisor to discuss the proposal.
Hopefully, it won't go like the last time:
Me: So what do you think?
Advisor: Well... ... ... ... ... ... ... it's well written, but ... ...