The essays should be well-crafted, well-argued, well-supported, and well-written. All too often, poor writing (including poor grammar) can prevent a proposal from being funded. One of the goals of the Magellan Project is to help you become a more effective proposal writer. Toward that end, we will be having several writing workshops in the months leading up to the application deadline. We encourage you to attend these workshops and to work with your Magellan Project Advisor.