Unformatted text preview: Writing a Thesis By Michael Barsanti 1. Think of your thesis as a project. o It might be easiest to think about this project as having two parts: the first where you say something about the work at hand (a reading), and a second where you explain what the consequences or uses of this reading are. This approach can be structured as a brief formula: "I want to show you [something in the text] in order to say [something you should care about]." 2. Your thesis should apply specifically and exclusively to the works at hand. If your thesis could apply to several other works in addition to the one(s) you are writing about, you need to narrow it down. o "The story of Kate Swift in Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio tells us that communication is important." This thesis is so vague that you could plug in nearly...
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- Winter '08
- Winesburg, Ohio, deeply frustrated man.