Thesis Statement - As a reader you are looking for the same...

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As a reader you are looking for the same characteristics in a thesis as you would do as a writer. To be a good writer you need to be a good and careful reader. Some information on a thesis statement. .. A thesis statement is one of the greatest unifying aspects of a paper. It should act as mortar, holding together the various bricks of a paper, summarizing the main point of the paper "in a nutshell," and pointing toward the paper's development. Mapping: The thesis statement can help "map" a paper as it suggests an order or direction for the paper's development. A thesis statement, for example, might read: Judy Syfer's essay, "I Want a Wife," exaggerates the marital expectations facing women in our society today. The following sentence could continue: Those expectations include managing a household, maintaining a career, and having a good relationship with a spouse. In this example, the thesis statement suggests an obvious path for development in "marital expectations." The writer develops the paragraph by exploring the term "marital expectations." Three following paragraphs, for example, would logically discuss 1) household responsibilities, 2) careers, and 3) marital relationships. The Weak "I will show" thesis: A good thesis in a well structured introduction does not need to state "I hope to show why medieval teenagers lacked personal freedom." That point will be apparent to readers soon enough; see the example below for how to improve this type of statement. How? Why?
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course COMP STD 367 taught by Professor Maymind during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.

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