Paper Proposal –Synthesis Essay Due Thursday, Feb. 9 in class 1. Which two texts will you focus on? 2. What is your theme or central focus? Why are you interested in this theme? 3. Evidence: Pick 3 pieces of evidence that you will use from each source. Evidence might include direct quotation of a passage, the thick description of a scene, or an exchange of dialogue. a. Source 1 _______________________ i. _______________________________ ii. _______________________________ iii. _______________________________ b. Source 2 _____________________________ i. ________________________________ ii. ________________________________ iii. ________________________________ 4. Relationship between 2 critical points of evidence: Which two pieces of evidence will you use as your starting point? (1 from each text). What is the relationship between these two pieces of evidence (3-4 sentences). 5. Rough draft thesis: Write a 1-2 sentence rough draft thesis that a) expressed the relationship between the two texts and b) answers the question, “so what?” or “Why should we care?