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Unformatted text preview: This page is brought to you by the OWL at Purdue (http://owl.english.purdue.edu/). When printing this page, you must include the entire legal notice at bottom. Creating a Thesis Statement This resource was written by Erin Karper . Last full revision by Elyssa Tardiff . Last edited by Allen Brizee on September 10th 2008 at 9:58AM Summary: This resource provides tips for creating a thesis statement and examples of different types of thesis statements. 1. Tips and Examples for Writing Thesis Statements Tips for Writing Your Thesis Statement 1.Determine what kind of paper you are writing: An analytical paper breaks down an issue or an idea into its component parts, evaluates the issue or idea, and presents this breakdown and evaluation to the audience. An expository (explanatory) paper explains something to the audience. An argumentative paper makes a claim about a topic and justifies this claim with specific evidence. The claim could be an opinion, a policy proposal, an evaluation, a cause-and-effect statement, or an interpretation. The goal ofcould be an opinion, a policy proposal, an evaluation, a cause-and-effect statement, or an interpretation....
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2010 for the course CHEM 12A taught by Professor Alston during the Spring '10 term at Saddleback.

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