Chapter 11: Editing and Evolving the Thesis and Outline

Chapter Overview

Learning Outcomes

In this chapter we will:

  • Determine the scholarly conversation that best defines and supports your approach to your subject.
  •  Decide what primary evidence you should analyze first and what scholarly support best develops your reading of the evidence.
  •  Use your primary and secondary sources effectively, never letting cited passages stand alone and showing how your sources support your argument.
  • Develop transitions from one argument to another and from one scholarly source to another so that your ideas progress in a logical way.