Topic: California Indian Societies Craft your thesis paragraph. (Justified Positive Claim/Argument). Provide two sources to verify the thesis. Steps. 1. Pick a subject related to the course material. 2. Make an argument about that topic. 3. Substantiate and Justify that argument using scholarly research. 4. The argument with substantiating claims should be a paragraph in length (think of a good intro paragraph that establishes the argument for a whole paper). 5. Provide a Chicago Style bibliography with at least two scholarly secondary sources. (There is an example bibliography in the example research paper under Chicago Style Resources). Key things to remember. 1.Be specific in your claims! Vague claims and arguments are often not falsifiable and they don't lead to good research. 2. Avoid exposition, focus on the argument not setting up background information. 3. Avoid 2nd person/universal perspective (we, our, you, etc).