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SPAN 330: Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar: Your Topic

A General Topic

What will I write about?

General Topic: Usually a few words or a phrase that you'd be interested in researching.

  • Media Violence
  • Gun laws
  • Climate Change
  • Bullying
  • Animal Rights
  • Women's Issues
  • Anything else you can think of!

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Thesis Statement/ Research Question

The research question is a sentence that helps you define what exactly you are trying to answer with your paper.

  • Should be debatable
  • Should be specific to what you will cover in your paper

Examples:

Has media violence contributed to the increase in mass shootings?

What are the legal arguments against the legalization of marijuana?

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