Thesis Assistance for 102 - Elements of Strong Thesis...

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Elements of Strong Thesis Sentences And Errors to Be Avoided A thesis is an assertion coupled with an element of the story, which provides an insight or significant idea about the story. You do not have to include every single paragraph topic in your thesis—you merely have to suggest your purpose for the essay. Be sure to include your interpretation and the supporting element(s) being analyzed. Remember, a well crafted thesis will accomplish the following points: 1. Predict the essay content, 2. Require argument 3. Contain key words implying the writer’s attitudes/opinions—do not make the mistake of thinking this kind of formal writing has to be impersonal or “sterile.” Feel free to be yourself, make your points, and explore your reactions—just make sure you also support your claims by providing details/evidence, and explain yourself carefully). Additionally, thesis sentences should avoid these 8 errors. A thesis sentence cannot 1. Be a fragment 2. Be a question 3. Be too broad or too narrow
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course ENGLISH 102 taught by Professor Hopkin during the Spring '10 term at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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