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What is a paragraph outline? See 4b-4c. 4a The thesis: Definition and function The thesis is a statement that summarizes the central idea of the paper. By convenience and custom, the thesis is usually the last sentence of the opening paragraph, as it is in the following example: The Bilingual Child Several million children in the United States are admitted to public school every year without having the fluency in English required to succeed in the early grades. These children speak Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Armenian, Arabic, or some other language in their homes and neighborhoods.

Language and Literature” (designated “P”) is subdivided into other categories, among them the following: P PA PB PC PD Philology and Linguistics: General Greek and Latin Philology and Literature Celtic Languages and Literature Romance Languages (Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese) Germanic (Teutonic) Languages The addition of numerals makes possible even more minute subdivisions within each letter category. 5 U65,” on the other hand, is the call number for a book about the history of motion pictures in Hollywood.

What topics should I avoid? See 2b. 3. How can I narrow a topic? See 2c. 2. How can I be sure that my paper can adequately cover my topic? See 2b-1. 4. Why shouldn’t I choose a topic like abortion or the death penalty? See 2b-5. 2a How to choose a topic Probably no single step is as important to the whole process of writing a research paper as the choice of a topic. You’re like a traveler who is choosing where to go. If it’s someplace you like, you’ll enjoy getting there. If it turns out to be a place you don’t like, getting there will make you miserable.

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