Create three research questions about your selected topic and develop a potential thesis statement. The thesis statement should be no more than one or two sentences and propose a solution to a problem; including a reason in the statement that begins with “since” or “because” is also recommended, and the statement should be debatable. An example of such a thesis would be “High schools in the San Antonio Independent School District should provide tablets to students to encourage more learning outside of the classroom and increase mastery of skills.” Then, identify the type of claim your thesis represents (proposal, ethical, value, etc.).
Have you ever tried to make this argument to friends or colleagues before? If so, how successful or unsuccessful was your argument? If not, what do you think you would need to do to persuade friends or colleagues to agree with your argument?