Strong thesis the supermarkets fully stocked shelves

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° Strong thesis: The supermarket's fully stocked shelves, the appearance of abundance and variety, and its never-ending aisles of food encourage people to buy more than they need and to believe that they are experiencing other cultures through their grocery consumerism. ° [These are from actual student papers.] ° Often, it is helpful to continually refine your thesis as you are working on your response. Sometimes, you will realize that your supporting arguments are moving in a slightly different direction than you originally intended. Don’t be afraid to tweak your thesis, rather than forcing your supporting arguments to fit a preconceived idea. ° ° Supporting arguments: These body paragraphs (or sections) should provide support for your thesis, so be clear about how each relates. Consider the topic sentence of each body paragraph (or section) as a sort of mini-thesis statement for that portion of the essay. °
° Use of examples : Use examples from readings, lectures, and discussions to support each argument that you make. It is important to go beyond simply stating that an example exists. Instead, explain how the example you have provided is relevant and helps to prove your point. Often, arguments benefit from the use of more than one example. Explain how these examples relate to one another. Do they show consistency or change over time? Repeated instances of a similar tendency? ° Quotes/Citations: If you quote a source directly, be sure to use quotation marks and attribute the quote to the proper source. A parenthetical citation including the author’s last name and the page number is adequate. A quote from Hitt, for example, could be cited this way: ° The thing I noticed the most was the amount of choice available. As Jack Hitt said, “The mission of the supermarket, like everything in our culture, is supposedly dedicated to one end: choice. But it is not your choice; rather it is the retailer’s.” (Hitt, 2) ° ° Discussion How you arrive: foot, automobile Exterior of the store: what does it look like, produce outside? Was it visible from your car, from far away? Observe the people around you: do they have a sense of purpose? Do they have a list? Pulling out lists on their phone? Paying attention to what you see first and why Think about what you see, hear, smell, significance? o When you go by fish and meat counter does it smell like that? Examining the layout of goods vertically on shelves, what’s on your eye level? Does the grocery store have an ethnic area for foods? What the people themselves, how they behave, how they interact with each other Where can’t you go as an observer? What are in those areas that aren’t accessible to the publice
03/20/2017 °
03/20/2017 °

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