{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

where to end thesis.htm

where to end thesis.htm - The Thesis Statement Where to End...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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?
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}