10.04.2011 (Vietnam)

10.04.2011 (Vietnam) - • Justifies discussion presented...

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10/04/2011 America in Vietnam Arguments Historical argument (Historiography) Thesis/Thesis Statements The result of a lengthy thinking process. Is not the first you when writing a research paper. Before you develop an  argument on any topic, you have to collect and organize evidence, look for  possible relationships between known facts (such as surprising contrasts or  similarities), and think about the significance of these relationships. Answer the research question(s) you have chosen (interpretation of a question or  subject, but not the question/subject itself; the topic is the question) Makes a claim that other might dispute (this is what makes it essentially a thesis);  1. Take a position and make an argument 2. Be very specific  3. Should be supported throughout the essay; don’t wander! Thesis Statement A strong thesis statement makes some sort of stand
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Unformatted text preview: • Justifies discussion; presented as a state of fact; doesn’t explore, it makes a case. • Expresses one main idea; very specific • Usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents the argument to the reader. The rest of the paper, the body of the essay, fathers and organizes evidence that will persuade the reader of the logic of your interpretation. • Tells the reader how you will interpret the subject matter under discussion; road map for the paper and tells reader what to expect from the rest of the paper. Paper Proposal • Come up with a topic; limited • Formulate research questions about the topic • Articulate the big picture question (why is it worth asking? “So what?” question)...
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