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Sociology 1 Y. King
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1. Developing a thesis statement
2. Ask a central question regarding your topic, and turn that question in to a statement. Is it something that can be proven, argued, documented? If so, it might be a workable thesis statement.
3. Gather your sources. Identify suitable secondary sources. Are they relevant and reliable?
Is the material presented in the source relevant to the subject?
Is the journal source itself recognized within the discipline?
4. Where will you find your monograph? The library catalog. Print books and e-books are equally acceptable, as long as the monograph is relevant and reliable.
5. Documenting your material. Which citation style will you be following? A good guide to APA can be found here:
ASA guide at OWL Purdue: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/583/03/
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