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    • Introducing and arranging a thesis
    • • Features of a Strong ThesisA strong thesis RESPONDS to the question; it doesn’t simply restate it.
    • • Features of a Strong ThesisA strong thesis RESPONDS to the question; it doesn’t simply restate it.A strong thesis offers a DEBATABLE response, not a statement of simple fact.
    • • Features of a Strong ThesisA strong thesis RESPONDS to the question; it doesn’t simply restate it.A strong thesis offers a DEBATABLE response, not a statement of simple fact.A strong thesis not only makes a debatable claim but explains the REASONING behind it.
    • • Features of a Strong ThesisA strong thesis RESPONDS to the question; it doesn’t simply restate it.A strong thesis offers a DEBATABLE response, not a statement of simple fact.A strong thesis not only makes a debatable claim but explains the REASONING behind it.A strong thesis is SPECIFIC enough that readers understand precisely what argumentthey’re being asked to consider.
    • • Features of a Strong ThesisA strong thesis RESPONDS to the question; it doesn’t simply restate it.A strong thesis offers a DEBATABLE response, not a statement of simple fact.A strong thesis not only makes a debatable claim but explains the REASONING behind it.A strong thesis is SPECIFIC enough that readers understand precisely what argumentthey’re being asked to consider.A strong thesis is COHERENT; it logically connects all of its key ideas
    • • Features of a Strong ThesisA strong thesis RESPONDS to the question; it doesn’t simply restate it.A strong thesis offers a DEBATABLE response, not a statement of simple fact.A strong thesis not only makes a debatable claim but explains the REASONING behind it.A strong thesis is SPECIFIC enough that readers understand precisely what argumentthey’re being asked to consider.A strong thesis is COHERENT; it logically connects all of its key ideasFinally, a strong thesis is FRESH, ORIGINAL, and THOUGHT-PROVOKING.
    • • Features of a Strong Thesis RESPONSIVE DEBATABLE REASONED SPECIFIC COHERENT ORIGINAL
    • • Features of a Strong Thesis RESPONSIVE DEBATABLE REASONED SPECIFIC COHERENT ORIGINAL Question: What should the federal government do to encourage environ- mentally sustainable farming practices?
    • • Features of a Strong ThesisIn the agricultural industry today, there is a RESPONSIVEgrowing trend toward organic farming, whichaims to treat livestock more humanely. DEBATABLE REASONED SPECIFIC COHERENT ORIGINAL Question: What should the federal government do to encourage environ- mentally sustainable farming practices?
    • • Features of a Strong ThesisIn the agricultural industry today, there is a RESPONSIVEgrowing trend toward organic farming, whichaims to treat livestock more humanely. DEBATABLEThe Department of Agriculture ought to REASONEDencourage farmers to adopt organic methodsof raising livestock, which aim to treat SPECIFIClivestock more humanely. COHERENT ORIGINAL Question: What should the federal government do to encourage environ- mentally sustainable farming practices?
    • • Features of a Strong ThesisIn the agricultural industry today, there is a RESPONSIVEgrowing trend toward organic farming, whichaims to treat livestock more humanely. DEBATABLEThe Department of Agriculture ought to REASONEDencourage farmers to adopt organic methodsof raising livestock, which aim to treat SPECIFIClivestock more humanely. COHERENTBecause other methods are a danger to theenvironment, the Department of Agriculture ORIGINALought to encourage farmers to adopt organicmethods of raising livestock, which aim totreat animals more humanely. Question: What should the federal government do to encourage environ- mentally sustainable farming practices?
    • • Features of a Strong ThesisIn the agricultural industry today, there is a RESPONSIVEgrowing trend toward organic farming, whichaims to treat livestock more humanely. DEBATABLEThe Department of Agriculture ought to REASONEDencourage farmers to adopt organic methodsof raising livestock, which aim to treat SPECIFIClivestock more humanely. COHERENTBecause other methods are a danger to theenvironment, the Department of Agriculture ORIGINALought to encourage farmers to adopt organicmethods of raising livestock, which aim totreat animals more humanely.Because the prevalent method of Question:Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations notonly mistreats animals but, in the What should the federalprocess, damages the broader government do to encourageenvironment, the Department of Agriculture environ- mentally sustainableought to subsidize the farming practices?humane, environmentally safe methods ofraising livestock being pioneered by organicfarmers.
    • • Features of a Well Crafted BodyIt SUPPORTS the thesis statement by ANALYZING EVIDENCE.
    • • Features of a Well Crafted BodyIt SUPPORTS the thesis statement by ANALYZING EVIDENCE.It DEVELOPS the thesis statement by fleshing out each of its KEY IDEAS.
    • • Features of a Well Crafted BodyIt SUPPORTS the thesis statement by ANALYZING EVIDENCE.It DEVELOPS the thesis statement by fleshing out each of its KEY IDEAS.It organizes the key ideas in a PROGRESSIVE, PURPOSEFUL SEQUENCE.
    • • Features of a Well Crafted BodyIt SUPPORTS the thesis statement by ANALYZING EVIDENCE.It DEVELOPS the thesis statement by fleshing out each of its KEY IDEAS.It organizes the key ideas in a PROGRESSIVE, PURPOSEFUL SEQUENCE.It APPORTIONS SPACE APPROPRIATELY, devoting the most space to the most original,interesting, and/or controversial aspects of the thesis, and less space to the less original,interesting, and/or controversial aspects of the thesis.
    • • Features of a Well Crafted BodyIt SUPPORTS the thesis statement by ANALYZING EVIDENCE.It DEVELOPS the thesis statement by fleshing out each of its KEY IDEAS.It organizes the key ideas in a PROGRESSIVE, PURPOSEFUL SEQUENCE.It APPORTIONS SPACE APPROPRIATELY, devoting the most space to the most original,interesting, and/or controversial aspects of the thesis, and less space to the less original,interesting, and/or controversial aspects of the thesis.It DOESN’T STRAY from the thesis.
    • • Features of a Well Crafted Body SUPPORTS THESIS WITH ANALYSIS DEVELOPS KEY IDEAS PROGRESSIVELY, PURPOSEFULLY SEQUENCED APPROPRIATELY APPORTIONED ON TARGET
    • • Features of a Well Crafted BodyIn recent years, agricultural policymakers and SUPPORTS THESIS WITH ANALYSISindustry leaders have embraced the cause ofenvironmentalism, seeking new ways to farm DEVELOPS KEY IDEASsustainably and responsibly. Findingsustainable, responsible methods has proven PROGRESSIVELY, PURPOSEFULLYdifficult in the area of raising livestock, because SEQUENCEDexpenses are so high. A prevalent method isConcentrated Animal Feeding, where largenumbers of animals are penned in small areas APPROPRIATELY APPORTIONEDand fed, controlled, and cared for throughautomated systems requiring little human labor. ON TARGETWhile inexpensive, Concentrated Animal Feedinghas pollutes adjacent lands and waters and posesa health hazard to humans. What’s more, criticshave argued that it constitutes cruelty to animals.Because the method of Concentrated AnimalFeeding Operations not only mistreats animalsbut damages the broader environment, the Question:Department of Agriculture ought to subsidize thehumane, environmentally safe methods of raising What can federal governmentlivestock being pioneered by organic farmers. do to encourage environ- mentally sustainable farming practices?
    • • Features of a Well Crafted BodyIn recent years, agricultural policymakers and SUPPORTS THESIS WITH ANALYSISindustry leaders have embraced the cause ofenvironmentalism, seeking new ways to farm DEVELOPS KEY IDEASsustainably and responsibly. Finding sustainable,responsible methods has proven difficult in the PROGRESSIVELY, PURPOSEFULLYarea of raising livestock, because expenses are so SEQUENCEDhigh. A prevalent method is Concentrated AnimalFeeding, where large numbers of animals arepenned in small areas and fed, controlled, and APPROPRIATELY APPORTIONEDcared for through automated systems requiringlittle human labor. While inexpensive, ON TARGETConcentrated Animal Feeding has pollutesadjacent lands and waters and poses a healthhazard to humans. What’s more, critics haveargued that it constitutes cruelty to animals.Because the method of Concentrated AnimalFeeding Operations not only mistreats animals Question:but damages the broader environment, theDepartment of Agriculture ought to subsidize the What can federal governmenthumane, environmentally safe methods of raising do to encourage environ-livestock being pioneered by organic farmers. mentally sustainable farming practices?
    • • Features of a Well Crafted BodyIn recent years, agricultural policymakers and SUPPORTS THESIS WITH ANALYSISindustry leaders have embraced the cause ofenvironmentalism, seeking new ways to farm DEVELOPS KEY IDEASsustainably and responsibly. Findingsustainable, responsible methods has proven PROGRESSIVELY, PURPOSEFULLYdifficult in the area of raising livestock, because SEQUENCEDexpenses are so high. A prevalent method isConcentrated Animal Feeding, where largenumbers of animals are penned in small areas APPROPRIATELY APPORTIONEDand fed, controlled, and cared for throughautomated systems requiring little human labor. ON TARGETWhile inexpensive, Concentrated Animal Feedinghas pollutes adjacent lands and waters and posesa health hazard to humans. What’s more, criticshave argued that it constitutes cruelty to animals.Because the method of Concentrated AnimalFeeding Operations not only mistreats animals Question:but damages the broader environment . . . What can federal government. . . the Department of Agriculture ought to do to encourage environ-subsidize the humane, environmentally safe mentally sustainable farmingmethods of raising livestock being pioneered by practices?organic farmers.
    • • Features of a Well Crafted BodyIn recent years, agricultural policymakers and SUPPORTS THESIS WITH ANALYSISindustry leaders have embraced the cause ofenvironmentalism, seeking new ways to farm DEVELOPS KEY IDEASsustainably and responsibly. Findingsustainable, responsible methods has proven PROGRESSIVELY, PURPOSEFULLYdifficult in the area of raising livestock, because SEQUENCEDexpenses are so high. A prevalent method isConcentrated Animal Feeding, where largenumbers of animals are penned in small areas APPROPRIATELY APPORTIONEDand fed, controlled, and cared for throughautomated systems requiring little human labor. ON TARGETWhile inexpensive, Concentrated Animal Feedinghas pollutes adjacent lands and waters and posesa health hazard to humans. What’s more, criticshave argued that it constitutes cruelty to animals.Because the method of Concentrated AnimalFeeding Operations not only mistreats animals . . Question:. What can federal government. . . but damages the broader environment . . . do to encourage environ- mentally sustainable farming. . . the Department of Agriculture ought to practices?subsidize the humane, environmentally safemethods of raising livestock being pioneered byorganic farmers.
    • Outline • Features of a Well Crafted BodyI. Introduction SUPPORTS THESIS WITH ANALYSISII. Step 1: Problems with Concentrated DEVELOPS KEY IDEAS Animal Feeding PROGRESSIVELY, PURPOSEFULLY SEQUENCEDIII. Step 2: Organic Alternatives APPROPRIATELY APPORTIONEDIV. Conclusion: ON TARGET
    • Outline (1) • Features of a Well Crafted BodyI. Introduction SUPPORTS THESIS WITH ANALYSISII. Step 1: Problems with Concentrated DEVELOPS KEY IDEAS Animal Feeding PROGRESSIVELY, PURPOSEFULLY A. Environmental problems SEQUENCED B. Ethical problems APPROPRIATELY APPORTIONEDIII. Step 2: Organic Alternatives A. Overview of alternatives ON TARGET B. Alternative 1 1. Environmental advantages 2. Ethical advantages C. Alternative 2 1. Environmental advantages 2. Ethical advantages D. Alternative 3 1. Environmental advantages 2. Ethical advantages E. Alternative 4 1. Environmental advantages 2. Ethical advantagesIV. Conclusion
    • Outline (2) • Features of a Well Crafted BodyI. Introduction SUPPORTS THESIS WITH ANALYSISII. Step 1: Problems with Concentrated DEVELOPS KEY IDEAS Animal Feeding PROGRESSIVELY, PURPOSEFULLY A. Environmental problems SEQUENCED B. Ethical problems APPROPRIATELY APPORTIONEDIII. Step 2: Organic Alternatives A. Overview of alternatives ON TARGET B. Environmental advantages 1. Alternative 1 2. Alternative 2 3. Alternative 3 4. Alternative 4 B. Ethical advantages 1. Alternative 1 2. Alternative 2 3. Alternative 3 4. Alternative 4IV. Conclusion