Your proposed paper topic: This part of the proposal is one sentence.
Keep your paper topic narrow (but not so narrow that there are no scholarly sources available on the topic). Why the topic is interesting and important: Address how you will focus the topic.
ii) is a road map for the paper; in other words, it tells the reader what to expect from the rest of the paper. A thesis is an interpretation of a question or subject, not the subject itself.
The subject, or topic, of an essay might be World War II or Moby Dick; a thesis must then offer a way to understand the war or the novel. v) is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your argument to the reader.
I strongly suggest you come to office hours to discuss your topic proposal with me, because I will review all proposals for viability and reject any inappropriate or undoable topics.
The written proposal must include the following 2 things: 1.
If you choose a topic that is not of interest to you, it will show in your paper.
This topic must remain of interest to you for two semesters, so give it some serious consideration.
It allows you to clarify your thinking and determine what is relevant and irrelevant as you do your research. A high school level “report” will not receive a passing grade.
The thesis must pull together the analysis that follows.