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Working thesis statements

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Angela Bartlett

on 20 August 2013

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Transcript of Working thesis statements

They are awesome. Working Thesis Statements! What is a thesis statement? It is the overall point of the essay. It is, in
generally a sentence or two, the most important
thing readers will learn from reading your essay. A
thesis statement should be as SPECIFIC and
ARGUABLE as possible. What is a working thesis statement? Sometimes, we don't know what we really think
until we do some writing on a topic. So it's very
difficult to come up with a perfect thesis right
when you begin writing. A working thesis is a
rough draft of your thesis statement, and it
should evolve as your ideas evolve. I can't wait to practice! Working thesis (narrative essay): After my life-threatening car accident last year, I changed drastically.

Working thesis (compare/contrast essay): In the film _Harold and Maude_, the characters Harold and Maude are very different, but they also have some things in common.

Working thesis: (argument essay): I am strongly against the death penalty because it is wrong.

How could each of these be revised to be more effective? Where does my thesis statement go? Your thesis should generally go the introduction, and
it is generally the last sentence in the intro...why?
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