- Come up with a major question about said text regarding an analytical purpose.
- Black Like Me Book by John Howard Griffin
- Example of research thesis: Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly is an album that challenges the structures
and expectations of rap and jazz while presenting the artists’ reckoning with a society that continues to remain
prejudiced against Black people in systemic and personal ways
- Subtopics and sub-questions you will develop within your research paper (refer to prompt for further
instruction on sub-topics/sub-questions).
•Provide evidence to support your thesis in a logical, developed manner.
•Sub-topics are simply more specific discussions that help support your thesis claim. Sub-questions are those
topics in question form if you so choose.
•For your thesis, consider multiple sub-topics addressing even more specific issues, such as:
•How will this research help to understand my text’s historical/social/emotional point?
•What is the major impact of my text? How does it affect its reader/viewer/listener?
•What is the benefit of assessing my chosen text?
•Synthesize the information gained from sources to understand them and explain them to the reader.
•Only including quotes/examples shows you’re relying on the sources to speak for you.
- Some academic information/facts/quotes (from your primary or secondary sources) you have researched so
far that apply to your topic.
- What you hope to achieve from doing research on your chosen text (besides a good grade).
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