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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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- Fall '11
- Big Picture Question, lengthy thinking process, stand Justifies discussion