Few departments require these revisions, but they are still worth doing to make certain the research paper is well conceived at the outset.
You can learn a great deal from drafting a proposal, discussing it, and revising it in response to faculty comments.
Then return to discuss it before moving on to more focused research.
The draft proposal and its revisions will point you in the right direction.
This is a perfect time to think about the research paper as a whole and how you will approach it.
Your revised proposal should reflect your reappraisal, putting you in a much stronger position to launch your research.
If you plan to rely on (or contend with) some major secondary works, such as several major books about Wordsworth, mention that and explain how they fit into your research paper.
Normally, a research paper proposal does not mention your academic background or special skills unless they directly affect your planned research.
It’s essential to know these administrative details, and you should find them out now.
But they are separate from the intellectual issues we cover here.