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Transcript of THESIS STATEMENTS:
It is important to be
(i.e., to the point).
The purpose of the thesis is to state your
. A thesis should be
(i.e., less than obvious).
The thesis should directly state your
of the text (i.e.,
your informed opinion
What is the recipe for a strong thesis statement?
THESIS = Insightful*, arguable opinion/answer to the question
*showing deep understanding of something
Must NOT be plot summary or facts of the text
(e.g., Juliet is an only child; this is an undisputed fact not an insightful opinion)
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Does the thesis take a stand/state a strong opinion?
Is the thesis arguable
—meaning, could someone disagree
with your perspective and prove the opposite opinion
Can this thesis be argued effectively
(i.e., can it be
supported by 6 distinct quotations from the play)
Is it interesting, insightful, and convincing?
Is the thesis ONE sentence
(or does the writer continue to
explain his or her point of view in a series of sentences)
It answers the question at hand with an interesting and less
than obvious answer.
2. It roadmaps your paper and is the heartbeat of your essay.
It makes some sort of claim that can be disputed (meaning it
has two sides and is arguable).
4. It previews and organizes the ideas to follow.
(FOUR) IMPORTANT INGREDIENTS