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Writing tips(2) - WRITING TIPS FOR THESIS DRIVEN PAPERS In...

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W RITING T IPS FOR T HESIS D RIVEN P APERS In any thesis driven paper, whether for a midterm or final or for a longer polished paper, there are two crucial elements: what you say (thesis), and what others say (support). The trick is to achieve the right relationship between these two factors. State your thesis early. In most essays that you will write in college the thesis should be introduced very early on. Get rid of most introductory material and get to the point. Usually, the thesis statement should come in the first or second paragraph. The thesis statement is your own opinion on the issue at hand. This is what you think, not what the book says or what the professor says or what anyone else says. Don’t restate the text! I have probably read the book you are citing many times; hence, I don’t want you to tell me what the books says, but I want to know what you think about the book. Thesis statements should answer the “why” question. In other words, don’t just state a fact or an opinion, but make it clear
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