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Bedford EXERCISE 2-1 - Thesis Statements - Word format-1

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COM 1101 Compositon & Rhetoric Dr. J. Parla Palumbo Bedford Handbook Name: 9 am 1 pm Group # Group: Date: Members Present: EXERCISE 2–1 Thesis statements In each of the following pairs, which sentence might work well as a thesis for a short paper? What is the problem with the other one? Is it too factual? Too broad? Too vague? 1a. By networking with friends, a single parent can manage to strike a balance among work, school, a social life, and family. 1b. Single parents face many challenges as they try to juggle all of their responsibilities. 2a. At the Special Olympics, disabled athletes are taught that with hard work and support from others they can accomplish anything: that they can indeed be winners. 2b. Working with the Special Olympics program is rewarding. 3a. History 201, taught by Professor Brown, is offered at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 3b. Whoever said that history is nothing but polishing tombstones must have missed History 201, because in
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Unformatted text preview: Professor Browns class history is very much alive. 4a. So far, research suggests that zero-emissions vehicles are not a sensible solution to the problem of steadily increasing air pollution. 4b. Because air pollution is of serious concern to many people today, several US government agencies have implemented plans to begin solving the problem. 5a. Anorexia nervosa is a dangerous and sometimes deadly eating disorder occurring mainly in young, upper-middle-class teenagers. 5b. The eating disorder anorexia nervosa is rarely cured by one treatment alone; only by combining drug therapy with psychotherapy and family therapy can the patient begin the long, torturous journey to wellness. Exercise master for The Bedford Handbook , 7th ed., by Diana Hacker (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2006)....
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