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Explicit and Implicit Thesis
Transcript of Explicit and Implicit Thesis
Explicit and Implicit Thesis Statements
Identifying Implicit or Explicit Thesis Statements
Explicit Thesis Statement:
ex-plic-it /ik'splisit/: (adjective) 1. state clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
(noun) 1. the closing words of a text, manuscript, early printed book, or chanted liturgical text.
Explicit or Implicit ?
Implicit Thesis Statement:
An implicit thesis statement implies the paper's main idea. No "I" statements should be used.
Example: Studying for the test in college remains to be a difficult task while balancing work, school, full time job, and family creates problems with time management.
Effective Thesis Statement
Effective thesis statements have three characteristics:
It clearly expresses your paper's main idea.
It communicates your essay's purpose.
It is clearly worded.
I will examine the pros and cons of hybrid cars that use both gasoline and electricity.
Hybrid cars that use both gasoline and electricity would decrease our country's dependence on foreign oil.
Explicit statements are simple statements.
Explicit statements announce the paper's main idea with "I' statements.
Example: I am going to write about the Praxis Test.
implicit /im'plisit/: (adjective) 1. implied though not plainly expressed 2. absolute
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