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Research Paper Structure and Outline Introduction: Topic: o Must be related to Cambodian American History or Cambodian American Studies. Thesis: o Do some critical thinking and write your thesis statement down in one sentence. Your thesis statement is like a declaration of your belief. The main portion of your essay will consist of arguments to support and defend this belief. Describe what you will do and how you will do it. Provide an outline of the paper and let readers know what to expect. State your thesis and the purpose of your research paper clearly. What is the chief reason you are writing the paper? State also how you plan to approach your topic. Explain briefly the major points you plan to cover in your paper and why readers should be interested in your topic. Literature Review You must use 8 sources (books and journal articles only) in addition to assigned readings from this course that is related to your topic. A literature review provides summaries of relevant research on the topic that you are
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Unformatted text preview: writing about. You must do the following: • Summarize the key points of the book or article; • Provide a critique o What is missing? What does this author not explore that you think is important. You must do this for all 8 sources! Analysis In the analysis, you must now demonstrate, base on data that you have gathered (e.g. the research that you have conducted and reviewed) and your knowledge of the topic. Make your argument here! Employ ideas and data from your literature review to build your case for why your thesis statement is true. This requires creativity, critical thinking skills and active questioning. Conclusion Restate or reword your thesis. Summarize your arguments. Explain why you have come to this particular conclusion. Briefly talk about future research that should be conducted. Talk about any limitations that you did not think about, until your project was almost complete. Revise, revise, revise!!! Edit, edit edit!!!...
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