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Thesis examples

  1. 1. <ul><li>A thesis statement declares what you believe (for the sake of your paper) and what you intend to prove. A thesis statement must be a declarative sentence (“I believe that”) </li></ul><ul><li>It should be contestable, proposing an arguable point with which a person could reasonably disagree. A reasonable person should be able to argue against your position. </li></ul><ul><li>It takes a stand and justifies the discussion you will present. </li></ul><ul><li>A good thesis statement makes the difference between a thoughtful research project and a simple retelling of facts. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Declaration </li></ul><ul><li>Argumentative </li></ul><ul><li>Suggests what paper will be about </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Does your thesis statement have to be true? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Barbie as a role model </li></ul>I believe that the Barbie doll is a strong role model for young girls because Barbie represents wholesome American values. She facilitates dreaming, helps our young girls to imagine career opportunities such as being a doctor, and she makes everyone around her feel better.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Barbie as a role model </li></ul>I believe that the Barbie doll is a terrible role model for young girls because she creates unrealistic expectations of what life will be like. Even her body is distorted perfection. A young girl who dreams of living the perfect Barbie life will be very disappointed in her accomplishments, frustrated by real-life relationships, and unable to cope in a non-plastic world.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Global warming </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Spanking </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Using tax money to fund a program that would help prison inmates to earn medical degrees </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Medical testing on children (three reasons) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Forcing children to eat skunks, and turtles, and other non-traditional foods </li></ul><ul><li>(three reasons) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Compare & Contrast
  12. 12. Compare & Contrast <ul><li>Divide </li></ul><ul><li>Alternate </li></ul>
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