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Check these when writing a thesis
#1
Your thesis statement should be as clear and specific as possible. Normally you will continue to refine your thesis as you revise your argument(s), so your thesis will evolve and gain definition as you obtain a better sense of where your argument is taking you.
Tip: Check your thesis:
  • Are there two large statements connected loosely by a coordinating conjunction (i.e. "and," "but," "or," "for," "nor," "so," "yet")?
  • Would a subordinating conjunction help (i.e. "through," "although," "because," "since") to signal a relationship between the two sentences?
  • Or do the two statements imply a fuzzy unfocused thesis?
  • If so, settle on one single focus and then proceed with further development.
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#2
In order to write a successful thesis statement you should provide a thesis early in your essay introduction, or in longer essays in the second paragraph in order to establish your position and give your reader a sense of direction. The topic should be something you know and the required length of your final paper, limit your topic. Use your own words in thesis statements. Craft an original. Memorable thesis makes a different impression on a reader. You will gain credibility by grabbing the reader with your own words and ideas.
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