Thesis Statements and summaries

Thesis Statements and summaries - different contexts •...

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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 • Don’t 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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