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when music offends

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erika steinger

on 11 February 2014

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when music offends
thesis statement- definition and purpose
when music offends
thesis statement- how do i write one?
when music offends
thesis statement- examples
Look back at your notes about thesis statements and make sure that your thesis statement follows all of the guidelines.
when music offends
unit eq: Does music censorship violate the first amendment?
lesson eq: what steps will you take to create an effective thesis statement?
Do Now: Refer to your outline from yesterday and answer the following questions.

What is the main idea of your essay?
What argument are you making?
What facts and evidence do you plan to use to support your claim/argument?
A thesis statement is the most important part of your essay. It is the sentence in your introductory paragraph that lists:
the central message of the essay
your position
brief mentioning of the points that you will make to prove your claim
The purpose of the thesis statement is to not only let your reader know what your essay will be about, but also to help guide you in your writing and keep you focused on your argument.
As mentioned, a thesis statement belongs in your introduction (usually the last sentence of your introduction) because it lets the reader know what the essay will be about. To write an effective thesis statement, you should:

be as clear and specific as possible- avoid vague words
indicate the purpose of your essay, but avoid dull sentences like "the point of my paper is..."
avoid personal pronouns (I, my, you, etc.)
answer the question "so what?"
Although the timber wolf is a timid and gentle animal, it is being systematically exterminated.
Although the timber wolf is actually a timid and gentle animal, it is being systematically exterminated because people wrongfully believe it to be a fierce and cold-blooded killer.

There are many objections to horror movies.
Because of modern cinematic techniques that allow filmmakers to get more graphic in their productions, many people have raised objections about allowing young Americans to see such movies.

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