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i was told to make a seperate order for the full research paper which i will do when i get back the thesis/outline and would want the same writer to do both..the following are instructions on the assignment and an example.. please let me know if any questions or if i should submit research paper assignment now so writer knows what is expected..

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Assignment: Research Paper Thesis/Outline
For more Information, See the Student Sample Document I have provided as well as the sections on these topics covered by your handbook and textbook.

This is a two-part assignment, a thesis and a rudimentary outline. Once combined, the documentas several major features give the argument, the sections or parts in which you will be dividing the essay, at least three sources linked with the areas they support, and an explanation of how the sources will be used. By explanation I mean, give a brief description of what part the sources will play in the overall argument.

Read the explanations below before you begin to write.

Part 1: Thesis
By this stage in your writing experience, you have written more than one thesis. A thesis statement is more than a title or an announcement of your intent in writing a paper.

The thesis should tell the reader what the essay is about as well as its purpose. Additionally the thesis should forecast for the reader the paperas organization.

An effective thesis statement clearly expresses your essayas main idea. It does more than state your topic; it lets the reader know why you have written the essay and what you hope to accomplish. Your research paper assignment calls for an argumentative essay. However, it is not necessarily a persuasive paper, one that asks a reader not only to agree with your point of view, but also to take a course of action that supports it.

Your purpose may be to inform, to evaluate, to analyze, and/or to bring a topic to the attention of the reader. Your paper may call for a particular course of action, but the time and length constraints inherent in this course and this assignment suggest a paper that lends itself more easily to an approach that is more about information and less about persuasion.


A thesis indicates what you will say about your topic (your position) and how you will approach the topic (the method(s) you will use). You may define an issue in order to compare and contrast two or more points of view regarding it. You may discuss a situation in terms of cause and effect. You may trace the development of a trend in economics, social norms, laws, and technological development etc. over time. You may use sources to support your claim that a particular set of outcomes is likely to develop.
Your thesis should let readers know what sections they can expect. Every essay has sections, what some people call a?the bodya? of the paper. Various studies about reader expectation have shown readers perceive as more satisfying essays that tell them the major points of discussion that will be covered. Readers feel as though they have learned somethinga or at least spent their time wiselya by reading an essay that covers the areas it promises to discuss.



Part II: Outlinea The outline should consist of a list of the sections, along with the main points you will make in each section, and the sources, or types of sources, you will use to support these points.

I understand that the thesis and the outline are preliminary, a working model of what your paper will be. The information in the outline section is necessarily more tenuous, more speculative than is that of the thesis. However, it is important for you to begin with some idea of how you will focus your paper as well as the types of information you will need to find in order to explain your points to the reader.

Below is a Sample Student Thesis/Outline--

Professor Susan Tillman, P.H.D.
Assignment: Research paper/Thesis outline

There are too many people who use and are dependent on morphine or one of its forms in the United States. Numerous attempts have been made to control drugs of this kind, but they are still misused even by people who take the drug legally. Morphine is an opiate and is used to control pain. This leads to addiction and tolerance. Many people suffer from a loss of an active and productive life because they are tolerant to the pain blocking of the drug, but are still addicted to it. Long-term use causes serious health problems and has even been thought of as a form of euthanasia. There is a dire need for a more efficient way to alleviate pain without tolerance and addiction. A recent study has showed promise in this area. The toxins found in sea snail venom has had promising results in clinical trials and have, so far, been widely used for only a few disorders. By comparing the pros and cons of phasing out morphine and opiate based drugs and replacing them with an alternative treatment that would make withdrawals and tolerance a thing of the past and would allow chronic pain sufferers a chance to lead a fulfilling life.

Topic one: The history and use of morphine (opiates).
1. The origin of morphine (where it comes from, how it was discovered, and similar drugs).

2. The use of morphine as a treatment.

3. How morphine works.

Sources: Uva, Enrico. a?Morphine.a? LHAas Science Pages. 24 Jul. 2007. Lauren Hill Academy. 12 Sept.2008 ac.uk/rzepa/mim/drugs/html/morphine_text.htm
(The two above sources are non-scholarly sources. They do not count toward my 6 scholarly sources.)

United States Drug Enforcement Administration. Narcotics. 12 Sept. 2008 nihrecord.od.nih.gov/newsletters/

Stix, G. a?A Toxin Against Pain.a? Scientific American vol.292 (4), Apr. 2005: 70-5. 12 Sept. 2008 pt/re/adisgateway/pdfhandler.

Miljanich, G.P. a?Ziconotide: Neuronal Calcium Channel Blocker for Treating Severe Chronic Pain.a? Current Medicinal Chemistry 11 (2004): 3029-3040. 12 Sept. 2008 < They also describe how the toxins block specific channels that cause the sensation of pain. The drugs are administered d