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English 190 (Goggans): What is my focus?

Senior Thesis

Question #1

Have you identified an author or authors you want to focus on?
Yes: 1 votes (50%)
No: 1 votes (50%)
Total Votes: 2

Question #2

Have you identified one more pieces of California literature that you plan to analyze?
Yes: 2 votes (100%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 2

Generating a Topic

Starting points for a topic:

  • book or article from a class
  • topic/issue of interest
  • character from a piece of literature
  • favorite author
  • interest in a specific time period or genre

What other questions might I need to ask?

  • Do I have something new to investigate? 
  • Is there an unanswered question I have wondered about?
  • Is my topic too broad or narrow?  In what ways can I modify it?  Think of population (e.g. gender, age), time period, issue, genre etc.