POL3126 Lecture 4: 2015-02-09 - Term Paper Theses.docx
1 pages102 viewsWinter 2015
SchoolUniversity of Ottawa
Course CodePOL 3126
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PAPER OUTLINE DISCUSSIONS
Your thesis should:
1- Answer “So what?” – Why does it matter?
2- Make a contribution to understanding & scholarly literature
3- Be potentially wrong – it should challenge certain assumptions (not
4- Be simple
•State you thesis within the first two sentences – it’s not a murder
•Not a historical background thing – if the history is important, it fits
into an argument
•10 pages that contribute to strengthening your argument - no fluff.
Make every word count.
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