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ELLM5990: Selected Topics: Gender and Diversity in Children's and YA Literature: Getting Started

Managing your Time

Developing your Research Topic

  • Start with a topic that interests you.
  • Get Background Information
  • Note keywords, names, places, organizations
  • Develop your research question
  • Is your research question too broad or narrow (some prelimary searching/reading will help you determine this)
  • Develop a thesis statement

For example,

Topic keywords: Charter schools, academic achievement

Your Research Question/Interest: Do students learn better in charter schools?

Thesis Statement: Students in urban charter schools have better test scores  than students in urban public schools.

 

How to Write a Thesis Statement