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Crafting a Strong Thesis Statement

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Transcript of Crafting a Strong Thesis Statement

Crafting a Strong Thesis Statement
What is a thesis statement?
A thesis statement
IS
:
A thesis statement
IS NOT:
concise
one sentence
based on your research
supported by evidence that will be explored in your paper
a question
an ‘I’ statement
vague
overly obvious
overly general
It tells the reader what your paper/project seeks to prove.
Think of it as a topic sentence for your whole paper/project.
BAD
: Jackie Robinson was the first black player to play major league baseball.
BAD
: There are a lot of musicians in Brooklyn and a lot of them are really talented.
So, how do I write a strong thesis statement?
(I'm so glad you asked!)
1. What is your
topic
?
2. What is your
position
?
3. What is your
evidence
?
Three steps:

Topic
+
Position
=
Thesis


Topic
+
Position
=
Thesis
The Brooklyn Bridge’s construction had a huge impact
on the people living in Brooklyn.
TOPIC
POSITION
Let's work backward!
The Brooklyn Bridge
...had a huge impact on Brooklyn's residents
Let's work forward!
Topic + Position =
Thesis
Topic

Position
Jackie
Robinson
most influential
baseball player
Thesis
Jackie Robinson was the most influential baseball player to ever play in the major leagues.
Evidence
Topic
+
Position
=
Thesis
Evidence
Support with Evidence
Thesis:
Jackie Robinson was the most influential baseball player to ever play in the major leagues.

WHY:

He broke the color barrier in 1947.
WHY:
He was a talented player.
WHY:

Other players looked up to him.
Jackie Robinson
broke the color barrier in 1947
and was a
talented player
who
others looked up to
. This is why
Jackie Robinson was the most influential player ever to play in the major leagues
.
The Whole Shebang
Your evidence is what the body of your essay will be about, a paragraph (or more!) for each subtopic.
Overly obvious and not arguable
Overly general and vague
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