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Why Should I Start with Background Information?
Narrowing a topic requires you to be more specific about your research interest and can help you to develop a thesis.
Questions to Narrow Your Topic
What is a Thesis Statement?
A thesis is typically a one sentence statement in the first paragraph, or beginning, of your project that states your purpose. Thesis statements should be specific, detailed, and meaningful. An abridged form can often be used as the title of the paper; for example,"Classifying quadratic quantum P 2 s by using graded skew Clifford algebras."
This handout illustrates how a research question develops from a broad topic to a focused question.