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Intro Thesis And Concl

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    • The Introduction, Conclusion and Thesis Statement
      Framing Your Essay
    • General Guidelines
      Take your reader from general to particular
      Make your reader interested and intrigued
      Give her a sense of what your paper will be about
      Leave him with something to think about
    • The Introduction DO
      Move from the general to the particular
      Include a strong thesis, usually in the last sentence
      Write more than one sentence
    • The Introduction: Don’t
      Write only one sentence
      Include important examples or evidence from your paper
      Try to accomplish too much in one paragraph
    • The Thesis Statement
      Identify a complete idea, not just a topic
      Topic: Love
      Idea: Love is painful
      In a critical essay about a reading or literature, link your idea to the text, but be sure to make a significant statement about it, not just state a fact
      Bad: Stephen Lewis’ essay is about Africa
      Good: Stephen Lewis argues passionately that we should do more for Africa.
    • The Thesis Statement: Do
      Make it ARGUABLE, not a statement of fact
      Bad: There are many similarities and differences between apples and oranges
      Good: A comparison between apples and oranges demonstrates the infinite superiority of oranges.
      Present your topic confidently, as something you believe to be interesting and useful.
    • The Thesis Statement: Don’t
      Put it in the form of a Question. This is a Thesis STATEMENT.
      Use expressions like “this essay will show”: just get to the point.
      Try and force your topic into a three part statement. You should abandon the three-part statement with the five-paragraph essay.
    • Conclusion
      Do NOT simply repeat intro or thesis
      Do NOT introduce any new or significant evidence or example for your main argument
      You MAY leave your readers with a question or some other food for thought.
      In general, bring your reader back to the framework you started with.