Topic selection for researched argument
(Need in 3 hours)
Step 1: Topics and Questions
List three topics that interest you
Write at least one question about each of the topics (remember: who, what, where, when, why, and how)
Step 2: Answering your questions
The answers you provide to the questions help develop and focus a thesis for a researched argument
Answer one of the questions you posed for each of the three topics chosen.
The answers to the questions should be a statement/sentence that contains the words “should,” “must,” or “need” as a helping verb.
Step 3: Expand upon one topic.
Write a paragraph or two based on what you already know about this topic.
Try to come up with several points (or reasons) why your statement (aka thesis) is true.
Tip: Think about how someone would try to prove your thesis isn’t true.