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ENC1101 Pechter Robin Mueller: Part 1: Theme

This guide is designed to help you find appropriate sources for your research paper.

Examples of Themes

Here are just a few:

I Am Malala:

women and Islamic culture

education as a right





tyranny of the majority

Gay America: Struggle for Equality:

human rights

social progress


Theme: Part 1 of Your Research Paper

Choose a theme from your book that you would like to explore. You will develop a thesis for your paper based on this theme. Use quotations and paraphrased examples taken directly from your book to support your point of view. Refer to the MLA tab for in-text citations.

Read these helpful hints to get started: Developing a Thesis (OWL at Purdue)