Topic Warning

As stated, my topic is "Can dogs help children learn to read?" A topic is not necessarily a hypothesis or thesis statement for your paper. Rather, a topic is a clear statement of what you want to explore. After reseaching, I might decide that my thesis statement for my paper is "Dogs can reduce anxiety in young children and help reluctant readers learn to read." My paper would then have to give cited facts and opinions to support my thesis.

For this tutorial, we will only consider how you can best begin and conduct research for your assignments. Your instructors can help you clarify the hypotheses or thesis statements of your papers.


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