Create one theoretical question 1.What is the question that your paper seeks to answer? 2. Why does this question interest you? 3. What is your theoretical lens? Why did you choose this lens? 4. What are current approaches to your topic and what troubles you about them? (Be brief.) 5. How will you use your theoretical lens to analyze the topic and answer your question in the final essay? Will you be doing a discourse analysis to deconstruct a dominant discourse or foregrounding subjugated knowledge (lived experience) to challenge a dominant discourse? Will you defend a current approach or challenge it? 6. What barriers do you foresee in analyzing the topic? Dilemmas? What is puzzling? What can the class help you to figure out if you are stuck?