Part 1: Take two of the following ideas and narrow from topic to main ideas, to thesis statement:
• violence in video games
• eating disorders
• the need for health insurance
• the benefits of playing a musical instrument
1 st Topic:
2 nd Topic:
Part 2: Choose one of the topics above and use this topic to answer the questions below.
A. Identify a purpose for writing a paper about the topic.
B. Identify your audience for the paper. What kind of people would read an essay on this topic?
C. Draft a very brief outline, showing thesis, main ideas, and 1-2 possible supporting points for each main idea. (Don’t do any research for this part. Jot down some details that might work.)