As you start your research, you may find that a slight change in your topic would make your paper more interesting or easier to research.
|Idea||Research Question||Thesis Statement|
|Water issues for Tucson||How well is Tucson prepared for challenges to insure future water quality and availability?||The city of Tucson has not sufficiently prepared for future challenges in insuring water quality and availability.|
What is your major topic?:
Example: Financial aid
What is your question about it?
Example: Should financial aid be given based on need but also factoring in merit?
What is your answer? (Thesis)
Example: Yes, school grades should be a factor, in addition to financial need.
What are some arguments against your thesis?
Example: No, because of education inequality at the high school level, financial aid should be based only on need.
What background evidence do you need to support your thesis?
What background evidence might argue against your thesis?