Limit yourself to the points you believe best support your thesis, in this case the four strongest points. You now have an excellent thesis and plenty of supporting information. In its simplest form, an outline need consist of nothing more than your thesis and a list of the supporting evidence.
Limit yourself to the points you believe best support your thesis, in this case the four strongest points. You now have an excellent thesis and plenty of supporting information. In its simplest form, an outline need consist of nothing more than your thesis and a list of the supporting evidence.But in order to make the journey from your inspired thesis to a well-written essay, you will need to make an outline. To this you can add as much or as little detail as you need to remind yourself of the information you will include.Some examples might include statistics on the number of people employed in New Deal programs, and firsthand accounts of people who benefited from participation in those programs.
Next, under each item of supporting evidence, list the points you wish to cover. If you think it will help, note where you will place statistics or quotations. Sense of Roosevelt's personal concern for people (quotation from woman on FDR's first radio address) 2. Has become a cornerstone of financial security for senior citizens IV. Some New Deal Programs such as Agricultural Adjustment Act were declared unconstitutional, but at least Roosevelt was trying to find solutions V.
Choose the quotations that best support your thesis. Conclusion Your conclusion should not be a rephrasing of your introductory paragraph.
Your answer to that question will be the thesis of the paper.
In this case, you've concluded that while the New Deal did not actually end the Great Depression, and that some of its programs were not successful, the bulk of the evidence demonstrates that the New Deal did help to restore public confidence, promoted a partial economic recovery, and created many beneficial programs.
Search the catalog at Swem Library and electronic databases.
Read several different works to get a sense of how different historians have analyzed the New Deal's effectiveness.
Imagine driving to a place you've never visited before, and forgetting to bring a road map.
You have an idea of where you want to go, but you'll probably find it difficult to get there.
You state your thesis as follows: "Although the New Deal did not end the Depression, it was a success in restoring public confidence and creating new programs that brought relief to millions of Americans." Write this down; you will have to state it in the first paragraph of your essay. You should have done most of the work in this area during your initial research.
Also, use the thesis as the starting point of your outline, writing it at the top of your outline page. You may, however, wish to do further research to find additional information to strengthen your argument.