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Avoiding Poor Thesis Statements

news clipping, "Marijuana use in Mishawaka, Indiana has been a problem for law enforcement since the 1970s."


  • Even if it is true, it is too local and narrow to be supported with national or scholarly research.
  • Sources would probably be limited to local newspaper articles and personal interviews.
  • Can you make those sources "stretch" across a 10 page research paper? Not likely.