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Discovering a Perspective After you have completed your observations and interviews, write for a few minutes, reflecting on what you now think is interesting and meaningful about the person, place, or activity you have chosen for your profile . Consider how you would answer these questions about your subject: What visual or other sensory impression is most memorable? What does this impression tell me about the person, place, or activity? What mood do I associate with my subject? What about my subject is most striking and likely to surprise or interest my readers? What is the most important thing I have learned about my subject? Why is it important? If I could find out the answer to one more question about my subject, what would that question be? Why is this question important? What about my subject says something larger about our culture and times? Which of my ideas, interpretations, or judgments do I most want to share with
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Unformatted text preview: readers? Formulating a Tentative Thesis Statement Review what you wrote for Discovering a Perspective ( p. 110 ), and add another two or three sentences that will help you tell readers what you understand about the person, place, or activity on which you are focusing. Try to write sentences that extend your insights and interpretations and that do not simply summarize what you have already written . Keep in mind that readers do not expect you to begin a profile essay with the kind of explicit thesis statement typical of argumentative essays. If you decide to spell out your perspective on the person, place, or activity, you can do so. (THIS IS HOW WE WANT TO DO IT FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT) You may, however, decide to convey your perspective through the ways you describe people and places, present dialogue, and narrate what you observed....
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