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Whatisathesisstatement

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Unformatted text preview: ill result in a lower grade!! What is the purpose of a thesis? What is the purpose of a thesis? Narrow theses should be avoided as they: leave you open to the charge of having gone off topic leave you open to the criticism of having failed to take into account a variety of important and crucial points. What is the purpose of a thesis? What is the purpose of a thesis? The best ways to avoid a narrow thesis are to: make sure that you fully understand the assignment instructions allow yourself time to research the topic thoroughly check to make sure that your thesis is focused on the assigned topic – if you are unsure, check with Jim. What is the purpose of a thesis? What is the purpose of a thesis? Academic skills and talents How well you argue for your thesis shows how good (or bad!) you are at critical thinking An essay with a thesis that is not well­argued for will not get the best grade, no matter how interesting the thesis is. What is the purpose of a thesis? What is the purpose of a thesis? For your supporting argument to be effective: it should include trustworthy evidence from psychology or medical journals the evidence should be relevant to the thesis. What is a thesis­statement? What is a thesis­statement? A thesis­statement is simply a sentence, or a couple of sentences that tell the reader what the thesis of your essay is. Thesis­statements are easy to write. They are factual sentences like any other factual sentence! What is a thesis­statement? What is a thesis­statement? Some examples of possible thesis­statements: There should be a phased­in state wide acceptance of sexual education Participation in sports decreases the incidence of teenage pregnancy rates. Internet pornography should be regulated by the federal government What is a thesis­statement? What is a thesis­statement? A thesis­statement typically appears in an essay’s introduction, and is repeated in the essay’s conclusion. A thesis­statement appears in an essay’s introduction so that the reader can know what thesis is argued for in the body of the essay. The next few slides provide examples of thesis­statements (in blue) within the context of essay introductions. What is a thesis­statement? What is a thesis­statement? The question of whether there should be a state wide acceptance of sex education is a complex one, to be sure. The harmful effects of STIs and teenage pregnancy are well­ documented (cite data) and the evidence is incontrovertible. However, it is also undeniable that parents have the right to educate their children in such important matters as sex education. Many religious groups and conservative organizations do not believe that the government should play a role in sex education. What is a thesis­statement? What is a thesis­statement? Clearly, sex education of all adolescents in California should be phased in. What is a thesis­statement? What is a thesis­statement? The troubling phenomenon of teenage pregnancy has been with us for a long time, but the recent STI rates have fuelled the debate over sex education in the school. One commonly held be...
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