You have to take notes; otherwise you'll end up seriously confused and you won't know where you located a certain important argument that you plan to use.
Use Evernote, Penzu, or another online tool to write down notes about your impressions, as well as the sources you plan to reference.
Discuss few alternatives of the dissertation title with your mentor before you start writing the proposal.
If you want to make the proposal convincing, its format has to be clean and easy to follow.
The process of planning, research, and writing will be the longest and most complex challenge you've ever committed to.
The end result will be very rewarding, but you might go through several obstacles to get to that point.
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This is a shorter paper than the final dissertation, but it's equally as important because this is the point when you'll think of a significant question and you'll set up a plan for assembling information and writing the paper.
Even if the proposal is not mandatory in your university, you should still write it and discuss the points with your mentor.