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HIST: Class IV and III Online Research

Thesis development

 

The terms: Topic, Research Question and Thesis are often used interchangeably, however what makes them different is central to understanding the Research Process. 

 

Writing a thesis statement

"A thesis is a statement that reflects what you have concluded about the topic of your paper, based on a critical analysis and interpretation of the source materials you have examined."

Mary Lynn Rampolla, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History, 6th ed. (n.p.: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010), 44.

Mary Lynn Rampolla, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History, 6th ed. (n.p.: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010), 46.