ENGLISH COMP II
ENGLISH COMP II ENGL 1102
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Date Created: 09/12/15
Thesis Statement Information A strong thesis statement makes a claim that 1 requires analysis to support and evolve it and 2 offers some point about the significance of your evidence that would not have been immediately obvious to your readers A weak thesis either makes no claim or makes a claim that does not need proving Weak Thesis Type 1 The thesis makes no claim ex This paper addresses the characteristics of a good corporate manager Solution Raise specific issues for the essay to explore ex The very trait that makes for an effective corporate manager the drive to succeed can also make the leader domineering and therefore ineffective Weak Thesis Type 2 The thesis is obviously true or is a statement of fact ex The jean industry targets its advertisements to appeal to young adults Solution Find some avenue of inquiry a question about the facts or an issue raised by them Make an assertion with which it would be possible for readers to disagree ex By inventing new terms such as loose fit and relaxed fit the jean industry has attempted to normalize even glorify its product for an older and fatter generation Weak Thesis Type 3 The thesis restates conventional wisdom ex An important part of one39s college education is learning to better understand others39 points of view Solution Seek to complicote see more than one point of view on your subject Avoid conventionol wisdom unless you con quolify it or introduce or fresh perspective on it ex While on importont port of one39s college educotion is learning to better understond others39 points of view or persistent danger is thot the students will simply be required to substitute the teocher39s onswers for the ones they grew up uncriticolly believing Weak Thesis Type 4 The thesis bases its claim on personol conviction ex Sir Thomas More39s Utopid proposes on unworkdble set of solutions to society39s problems becouse like communist Russio it suppresses individuolism Solution Try on other points of view honestly and dispossiondtely treat your ideas dshypotheses to be tested rather than obvious truths In the following exomple opinions hove been replaced with ideds theories about the meoning dnd significonce of the subject thot ore copoble of being supported and quolified by evidence ex Sir Thomas More39s Utopid tredts individuolism OS or serious but remedidble sociol problem His rodicol treatment of what we might now coll sociolizotion ottempts to redefine the meoning and origin of individuol identity Weak Thesis Type 5 The thesis mokes on overly brood cldim ex Othello is o ploy about love and jeolousy Solution Convert brood cotegories and generic cloims to more specific more qualified dssertions find ways to bring out the complexity of your subject ex Although Othello oppeors to ottock jeolousy it also supports the skepticism of the jeolous chorocters over the no39l39vet of the lovers Adopted from Writing Analytically by Rosenwcrsser dnd Stephen
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