Frederick Douglass

Research Paper
Students are required to complete a four to five page research paper. Each paper should include:

1. A title page

2. Outline (1 to 2 pages)

3. The paper (4 to 5 pages)

4. References

Research Paper Focus
Find a topic that deals with healthcare and the government. Explain if you believe the government is doing its best to serve the people in this capacity of the health issue you are writing about.

Explain the situation.
Give details.
Provide at least two examples.
Argue if you believe the government is doing its job to benefit the people.

To create an outline:
Place your thesis statement at the beginning.
List the major points that support your thesis. Label them in Roman Numerals (I, II, III, etc.).
List supporting ideas or arguments for each major point. …
If applicable, continue to sub-divide each supporting idea until your outline is fully developed.
Sample Outline #1

Title: Frederick Douglass

Thesis: Frederick Douglass played a crucial role in securing the abolition of slavery and equality of African-American rights through his actions, ideas, and efforts as a lecturer, author/publisher, and politician.

Douglass as Lecturer
History as slave and acquisition of education
He “experienced slavery”
Literacy allowed expression
Early lectures, including initial speech before Garrison
Success of initial speech
Goals for future speeches
Effect of lectures on society
Open eyes
Encourage activism
Douglass as Author/Publisher
Narrative’s success and effect
Springboard for paper
Goals/hopes for paper
Garrison set-back and significance
Significance of Paper
Douglass as Politician
Key trait for success
Goal of political activism
Efforts for Republican party
Significance of efforts
Black soldier enlistment crusade
Joining of Republican party
Significance of efforts
Summarize arguments and efforts

Topic sentence:

Thesis statement:

Point 1:

a. explain argument/details

b. example

c. resources

Point 2:

a. explain argument/details

b. example

c. resources

Point 3:

a. explain argument/details

b. example

c. resources

Conclusion: Wrap up the key points of your argument within your essay.


Note: 2 pages for the outline and 4 pages for the paper, total 6 pages.

Last Updated on March 2, 2018 by Essay Pro