The earlier you begin your paper, the more thorough the treatment your topic will receive.
If you can’t begin your paper early in the semester, consider limiting your topic so you can deal with it adequately.
As we cover topics in class, undoubtedly something will come up that you want to learn more about. This part of the assignment requires that you include two to three paragraphs about why this topic is interesting and important.
Why should the reader care about Roger Williams’s relationship with the Narragansett Indians? Sustained interest in your topic is important, as a topic that bores you makes for a boring paper.
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.
How to Write a Paper Topic Proposal & Thesis Statement • PART 1 OF THE ASSIGNMENT: PAPER TOPIC PROPOSAL The formal research paper or honors thesis will provide you with an opportunity to more fully develop the background and implications of one of the topics presented during the semester or explore a related topic not covered.
Your paper topic proposal requires research in order to make your proposal as close to your paper topic as possible.
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.