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Follow a proposal outline format. Be sure to answer the following questions in the topic/research proposal:
1. What is your topic? Introduce it. Provide some background information or an overview of the subject matter. (15 sentences)
2. What is your thesis statement (i.e. research question – the thing about the topic you want to find out)? Your topic must be opinionated and well-phrased and formulated, rather than a petty observation about your topic. (1 generally longer sentence)
3. What are some key issues or questions that surround your subject? (6 sentences)
4. What’s the whole point of this topic? What motivated you to pursue this topic? So what? Why do you care about this topic? Why should your readers? (10 sentences)