Writing a Proposal or Prospectus
Writing a Proposal or a Prospectus
History 200 Fall 2020
Introduce your topic (1 -3 paragraphs)
What is your big topic?
What question are you asking?
Refine you question
Pose new questions
What does the literature say? (2 – 3 paragraphs)
Building on the above, who are the major scholars on this topic?
What have other historians said?
Where do you fit into the debate?
Go to the databases mentioned here.
Use the library resources
How are you going to do the research? (1 – 2 paragraphs)
What archives exist?
How will you access them?
How will you organize your research?
Conclusion (1 paragraph)
What will your paper prove? This should agree with the introduction