What_is_a_Thesis_Statement

What_is_a_Thesis_Statement - WhatisaThesisStatement?

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What is a Thesis Statement? The  thesis statement  is that sentence or two in your text that contains the focus of  your essay and tells your reader what the essay is going to be about. Many writers think  of a thesis statement as an umbrella: everything that you carry along in your essay has to  fit under this umbrella, and if you try to take on packages that don't fit, you will either  have to get a bigger umbrella or something's going to get wet. The thesis statement is also a good test for the scope of your intent. The principle to  remember is that when you try to do too much, you end up doing less or nothing at all.  It's a matter of limiting our discussion to the work that can be accomplished within a  certain number of pages. The thesis statement should remain flexible until the paper is actually finished. It  ought to be one of the last things that we fuss with in the rewriting process. If we 
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course HUM 300 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at S.F. State.

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