Five Types of Weak Thesis Statements

Five Types of Weak Thesis Statements - Five Types of Weak...

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Five Types of Weak Claims (and how to revise them) Weak Claim Type 1 : The thesis makes no claim. In this paper, I will examine the elements of the “American Dream.” Advice for revision: Convert broad categories and generic (fits anything) claims to more specific, more qualified assertions; find ways to bring out the complexity of your subject. Belief in the attainability of the “American Dream” informs American public assistance policy in ways that make living above the poverty level unattainable for millions of Americans. Weak Claim Type 2: The thesis is obviously true or is a statement of fact. Hip hop music has its roots in the African-American community. Advice for revision: Find some avenue of inquiry – a question about the facts or an issue raised by them. Make an assertion with which it would be possible for readers to disagree. Although hip hop music has traditionally been closely tied to the African-
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2012 for the course LIT 2081 taught by Professor Newcomer during the Spring '12 term at FSU.

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