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The anatomy of a thesis statement

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The anatomy of a thesis statement

  1. 1. The Anatomy of a Thesis Statement Based on the PowerPoint created by Oakton Community College.
  2. 2. Function of a Thesis Statement  Tells the reader about your essay’s topic.  Presents your attitude, feeling, idea opinion, or point of view about that topic.
  3. 3. Parts of a Thesis Statement  A thesis statement has three main parts:  Topic  Verb  Attitude, idea, feeling, opinion, or point of view  Topic + verb + attitude, feeling, idea, opinion, or point of view.
  4. 4. Example  Chocolate is often overlooked as an alternative remedy for losing weight, treating depression and heart disease. Topic + Verb + Attitude, idea, feeling, opinion, or point of view
  5. 5. Thesis Statement v. Topic Sentence  A thesis statement applies to an entire essay  A topic sentence applies only to a single paragraph within an essay.

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