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Unformatted text preview: many forms. Think of it as the answer you get when you ask of a 2 nd level thesis so what? The reader should say: I see why this argument matters. Think of the three levels of thesis development in this way: observation + opinion + significance Examples: 1 st Level: The cathedral Carver alludes to in the title is the central image of his story. 2 nd Level: As the central image of his story, the cathedral symbolizes(here I would give my opinion about the various things it symbolizes) 3 rd Level: As the central image of his story, the cathedral symbolizes(here I would give my opinion about the various things it symbolizes), suggesting(here I would connect my observation and opinion about my observation to the bigger picture of the storys meanings and what Carver may be attempting to get at) This handout was adapted from two handouts from the Student Learning Center at U.C. Berkeley...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG. 123 taught by Professor Saenahong during the Spring '11 term at Diablo Valley College.
- Spring '11