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Thesis Statements!
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A thesis is the main idea of your paper. It is contained in a thesis statement .
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So, just what the heck IS a thesis statement , anyway?
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A thesis statement is a sentence that answers these questions for your readers: What is the subject of this essay? What is the writer’s opinion on this subject? What is the writer’s purpose in this essay?
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Everything you write in your paper should support your thesis !!!!
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What if I am not sure what my thesis is going to be in my early drafts?
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In your early drafts you will use a “working thesis.”
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A working thesis is a statement of your main point in the rough draft phase. It helps to keep you on track.
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But what happens if I change my thesis as I revise my paper?
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A working thesis may change as you revise and redraft what you write. This is okay. You are not locked into your original idea if you think of something better.
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Guidelines for Writing Effective Thesis Statements
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Clearly define your opinion. Make sure your readers know what you think.
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Many people have different opinions on whether people under twenty-one should be permitted to drink alcohol, and I agree with some of them.
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The question of whether we need a national law governing the minimum age to drink alcohol is a controversial issue in many states.
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I want to give my opinion on the national law that sets twenty-one as the legal age to drink alcohol and the reasons I feel this way.
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To reduce the number of highway fatalities, our country needs to enforce a national law that designates twenty-one as the legal minimum age to purchase and consume alcohol.
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The legal minimum age to purchase alcohol should be eighteen rather than twenty- one.
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Have only ONE main idea.
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