Thesis Statements and summaries

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Notes on Thesis Statements and Summaries 09/04/2008 03:47:00 We’ll focus on  argumentative  thesis statements A thesis must not be a generalization and not a fact Find a balance between focus and vagueness Unravel your language: precision Must need further proof and development A thesis statement is an assertion , not a clear observation or fact. Don’t waver!  No words of doubt!  Take a stand! “because” is a good word your essay must prove or break down some element of your thesis statement. You must articular your usage/context of terms. o Ex. “liberal” and “conservative” can mean very different things in 
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Unformatted text preview: different contexts Show reader the connections Thesis is the roadmap to the rest of your paper. Summaries Read the passage carefully One sentence summaries of each point for each stage of thought of the piece Identify the thesis Examine the context, where published, type of piece Note title and subtitle Distinguish between points, examples, and counterexamples A summary is objective Dont site sources Summary should be substantially shorter than the response: a paragraph or so, a page at most. 09/04/2008 03:47:00 09/04/2008 03:47:00...
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