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  1. Thesis Statement

  2. Select a Broad Topic • Choose Something That Interests You • “Ancient Warfare” • “Socrates” • “Israelite Empire”

  3. Narrow Your Subject • Geographical - “Where?” • Biographical – “Who?” • Chronological – “When?” • Functional or Occupational – “What?” • What kinds of human activity? Economics, Literature, Athletics, Family, etc.

  4. Example • Ancient Warfare

  5. Example • Ancient Warfare – Where? “Ancient Greek Warfare”

  6. Example • Ancient Warfare – Where? • Ancient Warfare – When? “Ancient Greek Warfare During the Persian Wars”

  7. Example • Ancient Warfare – Where? • Ancient Warfare – When? • Ancient Warfare – Functional? “Ancient GreekNaval Warfare During the Persian Wars”

  8. Is this good enough? “Ancient GreekNaval Warfare During the Persian Wars”

  9. Which Would You Rather Read? “Ancient GreekNaval Warfare During the Persian Wars” Or “The Strategy of Themistocles in Defending Greece Against the Persian Fleet”

  10. The World According ToStudent Bloopers (Anguished English)