Main Question/Main Claim/Thesis Statement
You are not required to give your “thesis statement” before actually writing the paper, however, I do need to see that you have a main question, or a main set of questions, and/or a main claim that you plan to argue for.
What is the central issue? What is the paper about? What do you expect to find, or hope to find?
What sources will you use? How will you find material to strengthen your argument?
Provide the full bibliographic information for at least 3 readings, articles, books, etc. in addition to those assigned for the class.
How will you proceed? What kind of approach will you use?