Writing a Thesis Statement - a simple writing guide

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Writing a Thesis Statement a simple writing guide A thesis statement is the main claim for your entire essay. Consequently, writing a strong thesis statement is extremely important to the success of your essay. A strong thesis statement will: - tell your audience the topic of the essay - tell your audience what you will say about the topic - make an argument that someone could disagree with - accurately represent what the essay argues (i.e. directly connects with every body paragraph) - not include “I” statements (e.g. “I will discuss…”) Using your audience and purpose to write a thesis statement: If you know your audience and purpose, you can use this information to write a strong thesis statement. Use the below as a writing guide by answering the questions: Example 1 Who is my audience? High school teachers
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Unformatted text preview: What is my purpose? To get them to be stricter about cell phone use What do I want to prove? That cell phones are a problem for students and for the teacher. Thesis: High school teachers should be stricter about cell phone use because they cause both students and teachers a lot of problems. Example 2 Who is my audience? High school students What is my purpose? To get them to stop using their cell phones in class. What do I want to prove? That cell phones will actually keep them from learning and make their fellow teachers and students have a negative impression of them. Thesis: High school students should stop using their cell phones in class because using them will keep them from learning and make their fellow teachers and students have a negative impression of them....
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course ENGWR 101 taught by Professor Morales during the Spring '08 term at Los Rios Colleges.

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