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We include this Synopsis chapter template in every Proposal Pack, along with thousands more. You assemble this chapter with others in various combinations to create custom-tailored business proposals, plans, reports, and other documents. Proposal Packs apply custom visual designs to the templates, giving the final documents a consistent professional finish.


Overview of the Synopsis Chapter

The Synopsis chapter is an important part of many types of proposal documents created using Proposal Kit. This chapter serves as a concise summary of a proposal's content, whether it's for a business project, a research study, or a media-related submission like a book proposal. The purpose of the Synopsis is to provide a clear and brief overview that captures the essence of the proposed project or investigation. This enables readers, often decision-makers, to quickly grasp the main points and the significance of the proposal.

How is the Synopsis Chapter Used?

In a business proposal, the Synopsis chapter is typically positioned near the beginning of the document. It acts as an executive summary that outlines the proposal's objectives, the needs it addresses, and the solutions it offers. The succinct nature of the Synopsis allows potential clients or funding bodies to understand the proposal's value proposition quickly without delving into the detailed sections of the document. This is crucial in capturing the interest of readers and encouraging them to read further.

What is Included in the Synopsis Chapter?

The content of the Synopsis chapter varies depending on the type of proposal but generally includes:

  • Purpose of the proposal: A brief statement of why the proposal is being submitted and what it aims to achieve.
  • Overview of the project or study: A summary of the key aspects of the proposed work.
  • Significance: An explanation of the importance or impact of the proposal.
  • Expected outcomes: A description of what the proposal intends to accomplish.
  • Brief mention of methodology: For research proposals, a concise overview of the approach or methods to be used.


Use Case Examples for the Synopsis Chapter

  • Research Proposals: Summarizing the objectives, significance, and methodology of a proposed study.
  • Science Projects: Providing a snapshot of the innovative aspects and expected results of scientific research.
  • Book Proposals: Outlining the plot and main themes of a book to capture a publisher's interest.
  • Business Summaries: Detailing the core business idea, market need, and expected benefits in a condensed form.


Key Takeaways

  • The Synopsis chapter provides a concise summary suited to the specific type of proposal.
  • It is crucial for capturing the reader's interest at the beginning of the proposal.
  • The Synopsis varies in content, tailored to business, research, or media proposals.
  • Properly utilized, it highlights the proposal's purpose, significance, and expected outcomes.
  • This chapter is key in making complex proposals accessible and understandable quickly.


The editable Synopsis template - complete with the actual formatting, layout and graphics is available in the retail Proposal Packs.
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Alternate chapters are those which may be used instead of this chapter depending on your situation. Alternate chapters may be better suited for different size projects, more specialized projects, or variations on rights.

Alternate Chapters

Related chapters may be used in conjunction with this chapter depending on your situation. Many related chapters are intended to be used together to form a more complex and integrated proposal.

Related Chapters

Document Layouts Using the Synopsis Chapter

This template is used in the following template layouts.
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The Synopsis chapter and other chapters are integrated into a Word document as illustrated here in the Proposal Pack Insurance #2 design theme. There are hundreds of design themes available, and every design theme includes the Synopsis chapter template.

A proper business proposal will include multiple chapters. This chapter is just one of many you can build into your proposal. We include the complete fill-in-the-blank template in our Proposal Pack template collections. We also include a library of sample proposals illustrating how companies in different industries, both large and small, have written proposals using our Proposal Packs. This template will show you how to write the Synopsis.

We include a chapter library for you to build from based on your needs. All proposals are different and have different needs and goals. Pick the chapters from our collection and organize them as needed for your proposal.

Using the Proposal Pack template library, you can create any business proposal, report, study, plan, or document.

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Use the Synopsis template to present your synopsis. For most business proposals, a synopsis should be a brief summary of the proposed project. For a research study, a synopsis should be a summary of the investigation proposed for a future study, or of findings resulting from a past study. However, if you are writing a synopsis for a book or other media project, a synopsis is generally expected to explain the entire content (plot) from beginning to end, but worded as succinctly as possible. For many book proposals, a synopsis will be several pages long.
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