A thesis is like a hypothesis, it helps you to get started and focus, but can be changed as research continues. For this assignment you may choose ANY topic. It is RECOMMENDED you choose a topic related to your Visitation report to save time and work down the line.

  • Part 1: Read attached document. Complete questions on last page. Consider these ideas. What is your essay about? Come up with a few ideas, key terms, or names. Choose a topic, turn topic into a theme and then a thesis.
  • Part 2: Look for resources related to your topic. Look online on library websites for sources, record the information, and turn in a list of 10 sources in the proper Chicago Bibliography Citation Style. There are attachments for help with Chicago Citation.

Gathering Resources


Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCreation of Thesis HandoutComplete the last page of the handout.

10.0 pts

Full Marks

Every question has been completed, a thesis statement has been created.

5.0 pts

Partial Marks

Handout has been completed, final answer resembles a thesis but needs work.

0.0 pts

No Marks

Handout is not completed.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome10 ResourcesAssignment completed, 10 resources with Chicago citation present.

10.0 pts

Full Marks

10 resources completed, all of the same topic.

5.0 pts

Partial Work

Citations incomplete or missing.

0.0 pts

No Marks

No citations turned in.

10.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeChicago Style CitationProper citation of resources.

10.0 pts

Full Marks

Correct citation used for bibliography format.

5.0 pts

Partial Work

Attempt to correctly use Chicago citation style.

0.0 pts

No Marks

No attempt made for Chicago citation.

10.0 pts

Total Points: 30.0