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Lecture 4

POL3126 Lecture 4: 2015-02-09 - Term Paper Theses.docx

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Department
Political Science
Course Code
POL 3126
Professor
Tamara Kotar
Lecture
4

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2015-02-09
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
obvious)
4- Be simple
State you thesis within the first two sentences – it’s not a murder
history
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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