OUTLINE (JUNIOR RESEARCH PAPER)
Intro paragraph and thesis:
Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. Edison had very little formal education (only a few months learning in school) as a child because of asking too many questions and then the teacher thought he’s a dull kid. He was taught reading, writing, and arithmetic by his mother, but was always a very curious child and taught himself much by reading on his own. This belief in self-improvement remained throughout his life. Edison could probably be properly called Mr. Electricity because of the many inventions and millions of dollars that he used and invested with electricity. From the invention of the light bulb, to the invention of the phonograph Thomas Edison made electricity a reality for the masses. He sparked the movement of today's computer ran world. Among his most notable inventions are the microphone, the phonograph, the electric lamp and light bulb, and the motion picture machine. He was the first to observe that electrons are emitted from a heated cathode, which was then dubbed the "Edison Effect." Edison is no doubt considered to be one of the greatest inventors in the world because of his numerous contributions to modern technology. A scientific genius who received only three months of formal schooling, Edison registered more than 1,300 patents (exclusive rights to make, use, or sell) for new inventions during his lifetime.
Topic sentence 1: Edison was an exceptional inventor because he pooled resources with other scientists rather than working exclusively alone.
Evidence 1: Edison’s early life , The Edison labs, Key inventions & his businese ( Thomas Edison, A Hard-Working Genius” American History, ABC-CLIO #4 )
Evidence 2: Picture of Edison’s lab, working condition ( “Edison Electric Light Company” Image. Library of Congress, American History, ABC-CLIO #6...