Senior Project Outline. Turn to page 19 in your handbook, take out your notebook. . Revisit Your Thesis Statement p19. Ask yourself the following questions: -Is my Thesis Statement clear and specific to my research topic?
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Turn to page 19 in your handbook, take out your notebook.
-Is my Thesis Statement clear and specific to my research topic?
-Is it broad enough to include all the information I have gathered through my research?
-Does my Thesis Statement provide a framework for the body of my paper?
-What do I need to do to revise my Thesis Statement?
-Are there any places where more information is needed? Do additional research as necessary. Do not forget to cite the source of any new information!
A. Attention grabber
B. Orienting information on the controversy
C. More orienting information
1. Example or explanation
2. Example or explanation
D. Identify the issue
E. Thesis statement – Identify both sides of the argument and indicate your position in a detailed statement.
II. Body Paragraph 1 – Background topic written into a topic sentence
A. Supporting Evidence 1a
a. More Detail
i. Even More Detail
ii. Even More Detail
b. More Detail
3. Detail *All body paragraphs follow this basic structure
B. Supporting Evidence 1b
C. Supporting Evidence 1c
III. Continue adding body paragraphs as necessary, one from each background topic OR supporting or opposing argument, following the same structure.
A. Restate Thesis & summarize main points
B. Most compelling research
C. Analyze significance/impact of the controversy
A. Attention Grabber: Barely a day can go by without hearing the report of a famous athlete taking illegal substances.
B. Drug use among athletes, however, is not just limited to steroids.
1. Also, athletes are not the only ones using drugs (“Drug Use in the United States”).
2. Drugs are common among school-age teenagers both athletes and non- athletes, and the problem is growing more and more (Legelos).
C. The importance of high school sports continues to expand in the US.
1. Within the next ten years, high school sports will out gross college athletics in proceeds (Legelos).
2. High school athletes are regularly covered in national papers (Legelos).
D. With the additional exposure of high school athletes come the problems associated with celebrity, provoking an administrative response (“Drugs in Schools”).
1. Like their major league counter-parts, the life of a high school athlete is not longer their own (Legelos).
2. Many younger athletes turn to the same illegal substances as their superstar heroes (Connley 74).
3. To crack down on drug use, some schools have begun instituting policies to randomly test students in sports and other school activities for drug use (“Drugs in Schools”).
E. Thesis Statement: Although there are some proponents of random drug testing of students involved in extra-curricular activities, this practice should not be allowed in schools.
Below Graduation Standard (0-50%)
I. Introduction/Conclusion Score: __________/10
II. Thesis Statement Score: __________ /5
II. Body – Content Score: __________ /30
III. Body – Focus & Organization Score: __________ /15
IV. Conventions of Language & Style Score: __________ /10
V. Citation Format and Placement Score: __________ /10
VI. Works Cited Page Score: __________ /10
VII. Outline Format Score: __________/5
VIII. Length Score: __________ /5