Start putting your research notes together and form an Outline by using the “Question-Claim Structure” on page 150 and on page 153 for an example. By following our Criteria, you will probably have your Thesis at the end of the first paragraph or the beginning of the second, so your outline will look like the format on page 153. Keep in mind your Thesis is NOT a question but a response to your main inquiry question. Do NOT announce what you plan to do in the paper like on page 154, just state it clearly.
I have attached the topic(effect of college debt with the instructor’s criteria at the bottom of the last page) along with a sample outline that the instructor has provided. Lastly, I have attached the pages of The Curious Researcher(pg 150-153). Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.