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1. Introduction: Introduce your primary source. Include a brief summary or description of what
the work is about. Example: The book, Cheaper by the Dozen, is the story of an efficiencyexpert, Frank Gilbreth, and his family set in the early 20th century. You may not write aboutCheaper by the Dozen, but you can elaborate more about your own source material and the
introduction in your own proposals.)
2. Statement of Purpose (also plan of action): What connection to the class material do you see in
your primary source? Example: Throughout the book, Cheaper by the Dozen reflects theprogressive era ideas of efficiency, the use of behavioral psychology in parenting, and changingvalues associated with the “Jazz Age.” (Of course, you can elaborate—highly suggested!– asneeded in your own proposal.)
3. Conclusion: What do you hope to achieve by looking at your primary source and its connectionsto the class material.
4. Write a tentative thesis statement for your paper.
Write a 4-5 page (typed, double-spaced, 12-pt font, 1 inch margins) analytical paper connecting yourprimary source to the class material.