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The Thesis Statement: Where to End, Not Begin   by Joe Essid, Writing Center Director ( printable version here ) Writing struggling with professors' expectations often begin with a concise, one-sentence statement of thesis. This worked- What if the statement of thesis were instead considered a "governing claim" and came to be near the end of a research pro The techniques below have worked well in my writing classes. I draw heavily upon Rosenwasser's and Stephen's outstandi So how does this alternative method work? First Step : Admit your biases, if any, about a topic. Write them down. You cannot reason FROM these to anything a profes Second Step : note what is most interesting to you about a topic. Can you make a claim out of that? Example : “Cosmetic surgery seems to be used as much for vanity as necessity. The good effects of it get overshadowed by Third Step : Ask “so what?” and “what does X mean?” about each abstraction in the working claim. In our case: What does “harm” mean? “As much for vanity.
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This note was uploaded on 08/24/2010 for the course ENGL 220 taught by Professor Rogers during the Winter '08 term at Yale.

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