Writing the Thesis for an Essay
Writing a thesis can be
tricky, but is considered one of the most important sentences you
will write for your essay. Whatever you do, write and revise your
thesis as the final step to your finished essay. Revision of the
thesis will reward you with higher marks, a better overall
structure, and a happier teacher!
To help you, I took a look
around on the Internet and found a couple of good summaries.
The first page, at
Literacy Education Online: Thesis Statement outlines a series
of common mistakes in writing a thesis. Each one is supported by
an example sentence showing the error and a revised sentence
showing a better thesis statement. This site is suitable for any
beginning essay writer.
The second page, at
Indiana University Writing Tutorial Services: Thesis Statements
gives a longer and more technical discussion. One of their major
points is the idea that a thesis should be limited and specific.
This site is suitable for more experienced writers who are looking
to improve their thesis writing skills. Well worth printing out!
Another page at Seton
Blueprinting: Planning Your Essay, gives a number of examples
of both good and bad theses. Be sure to check out more valuable
links on the right and left sides of the page.
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