THESIS2 - Dont make your thesis merely an announcement of...

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THESIS: declares the main point or controlling idea of your entire essay –it essential to the essay and can make or break your essay’s success. WORKING THESIS: A statement of your main point in its trial or rough-draft form – we usually have a working thesis before we do research and begin construction of the essay. GUIDELINES FOR A GOOD THESIS A good thesis states the writer’s clearly defined opinion on some subject. A good thesis asserts one main idea. A good thesis has something worthwhile to say. A good thesis is limited to fit the assignment. A good thesis is clearly stated in specific terms. A good thesis is easily recognized as the main idea and is often located in the first or second paragraph. AVOIDING COMMON ERRORS IN THESIS STATEMENTS
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Unformatted text preview: Dont make your thesis merely an announcement of your subject matter or description of your intentions. State an attitude toward the subject. This paper discusses the color blue. In this essay I will explore the Vatican. Dont clutter your thesis with expressions such as in my opinion, I believe, and In this essay I will Dont be unreasonable. All red heads should be locked up . Dont merely state a fact. Columbus traveled to America in 1492 Dont make the thesis a question What connection exists between the Vatican and Degas? (If you feel like your thesis should be a question then ask yourself the question and answer it. The answer is really the thesis.)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2010 for the course ENGL 101 taught by Professor Schoolmaster during the Fall '10 term at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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