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HOW TO WRITE A STRONG THESIS STATEMENT A WRITING CENTRE HANDOUT
1. UNDERSTAND THE ACADEMIC WRITING TASK
You can begin to formulate a good thesis statement only after you have got a solid grasp of the
purpose of the assignment. If you're asked to write a paper in response to a specific assignment
question, then your first task is make sure that you clearly understand the academic writing task.
Determine which of the following critical thinking skills you are primarily being asked to apply to
your object(s) of study: analysis comparison evaluation argumentation interpretation reflection
Your thesis statement, then, should take a form that reflects the goal of the writing task.
2. BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF...show more content...
Remember that a tentative thesis statement is not something set in stone; rather, it is something
meant to help you focus your analysis and research so that the writing task becomes manageable.
You should not attempt to start collecting and analyzing evidence until you have an idea of the
main argument you would like make in your paper. Generating the thesis statement, then, can be
thought of as a recursive process. In the early stages of planning and writing, the tentative thesis
helps you focus on the evidence in a certain way, but as you get further along in the writing process
the analysis of evidence should also help you clarify the thesis statement (Rosenwasser et al. 132).
The writers of Writing Analytically recommend that you ask yourself the following questions as you
go through the process of generating a main claim for your essay:
3
What kinds of patterns or implications emerge when I look closely at my evidence?
What kind of evidence and support do I need to support my tentative thesis? What kind of evidence
cannot be adequately accounted for by my tentative thesis? How can I explain the mismatches
between my thesis statement and my selected evidence?
How can I rewrite my thesis statement in order to accommodate the evidence that doesn't fit?
This practice of constantly readjusting the thesis statement to match the evidence and analysis will
ultimately lead you to write a polished and defensible thesis statement in your final
Get more content on HelpWriting.net
Thesis On Hypertension
Introduction
Background
The research is about hypertension.
The researchers chose the topic because it affects a lot of people in our societies, even though the
researchers not live with a person who has hypertension but it does have an indirect effect on us.
The researchers are interested in finding out why it is the senior citizens that are mostly affected by
hypertension.
The researchers will conduct the research at primary healthcare clinics where they will be located.
Problem statement or research question
To investigate which group of people (gender and age) is mostly affected by hypertension in that
particular community and what medication is mostly dispensed.
Aim and objectives
Which gender is mostly affected by hypertension
Which...show more content...
Hypertension can be tested using manual or automatic machine. The healthcare professional
measures the blood by wrapping an inflatable cuff with the pressure gauge around patient arm to
squeeze the blood vessels. The gauge measures the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart
beats (systolic) and when it rests (diastolic).
Society and culture
All societies have their own beliefs and norms about western medication and diseases. Those
beliefs could be that when you are sick, you do not need to go to a doctor instead, would go to a
traditional healer and in some cases those patients end up not getting the help they need and some
may die. Culture also plays a role in what individuals eat such as high fats with minimal nutritional
value (fried food, certain meat, soft drinks). Insufficient knowledge and low levels of education,
some individuals do not know the importance of dietary changes and complications of
Get more content on HelpWriting.net
Thesis Statement
Thesis Statement Water pollution has had devastating effects on the environment, which include
irreversible effects to the ocean's ecosystem, health problems and abnormal conditions. interference
of the ocean's ecosystem – Plastic storage bags can kill animals in the oceans like dolphins, turtles
and whales. It is easy for wildlife to swallow and eventually causes death. * Over 1.5 billion tons of
plastic water bottles end up in US landfills each year. It takes over 300 years to degrade. health
problems –Spread of diseases * Lead. Lead is hazardous to health as it accumulates in the body and
affects the central nervous system. Children and pregnant women are most at risk. * Fluoride.
Excess fluorides can cause...show more content...
The chemical poisoning in water have a great impact on humans because it can cause brain damage
and physical deformities in unborn fetuses. Pollution disrupts the natural food chain as well.
Pollutants such as lead and cadmium are eaten by tiny animals. Later, these animals are consumed by
fish and shellfish, and the food chain continues to be disrupted at all higher levels. Eventually,
humans are affected by this process as well. People can get diseases such as hepatitis by eating
seafood that has been poisoned. Besides, Water pollutants introduce abnormal conditions (harmful
chemicals, changes in water temperatures) into water bodies, disrupting existing ecosystems and can
potentially contribute to reducing biodiversity in that affected area – one of the effects of water
pollution. For example, the discharge of heated–up water from thermal and nuclear power plants into
a river can cause problems for aquatic organisms, which are fairly used to specific temperatures.
The increase in water temperatures could increase their metabolic rates and hence their need for
food. This could eventually lead to the depletion of food sources in that water region and in turn
cause a reduction in species population in that water region. Besides thermal pollution, water could
also be polluted via the entry of acidic substances into the water bodies through rivers, seas and
oceans. The effects of water pollution by this process, known as
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How To Write A Research Essay Thesis

  • 1. Thesis Statement HOW TO WRITE A STRONG THESIS STATEMENT A WRITING CENTRE HANDOUT 1. UNDERSTAND THE ACADEMIC WRITING TASK You can begin to formulate a good thesis statement only after you have got a solid grasp of the purpose of the assignment. If you're asked to write a paper in response to a specific assignment question, then your first task is make sure that you clearly understand the academic writing task. Determine which of the following critical thinking skills you are primarily being asked to apply to your object(s) of study: analysis comparison evaluation argumentation interpretation reflection Your thesis statement, then, should take a form that reflects the goal of the writing task. 2. BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF...show more content... Remember that a tentative thesis statement is not something set in stone; rather, it is something meant to help you focus your analysis and research so that the writing task becomes manageable. You should not attempt to start collecting and analyzing evidence until you have an idea of the main argument you would like make in your paper. Generating the thesis statement, then, can be thought of as a recursive process. In the early stages of planning and writing, the tentative thesis helps you focus on the evidence in a certain way, but as you get further along in the writing process the analysis of evidence should also help you clarify the thesis statement (Rosenwasser et al. 132). The writers of Writing Analytically recommend that you ask yourself the following questions as you go through the process of generating a main claim for your essay: 3 What kinds of patterns or implications emerge when I look closely at my evidence? What kind of evidence and support do I need to support my tentative thesis? What kind of evidence cannot be adequately accounted for by my tentative thesis? How can I explain the mismatches between my thesis statement and my selected evidence? How can I rewrite my thesis statement in order to accommodate the evidence that doesn't fit? This practice of constantly readjusting the thesis statement to match the evidence and analysis will
  • 2. ultimately lead you to write a polished and defensible thesis statement in your final Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 3. Thesis On Hypertension Introduction Background The research is about hypertension. The researchers chose the topic because it affects a lot of people in our societies, even though the researchers not live with a person who has hypertension but it does have an indirect effect on us. The researchers are interested in finding out why it is the senior citizens that are mostly affected by hypertension. The researchers will conduct the research at primary healthcare clinics where they will be located. Problem statement or research question To investigate which group of people (gender and age) is mostly affected by hypertension in that particular community and what medication is mostly dispensed. Aim and objectives Which gender is mostly affected by hypertension Which...show more content... Hypertension can be tested using manual or automatic machine. The healthcare professional measures the blood by wrapping an inflatable cuff with the pressure gauge around patient arm to squeeze the blood vessels. The gauge measures the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart beats (systolic) and when it rests (diastolic). Society and culture All societies have their own beliefs and norms about western medication and diseases. Those beliefs could be that when you are sick, you do not need to go to a doctor instead, would go to a traditional healer and in some cases those patients end up not getting the help they need and some may die. Culture also plays a role in what individuals eat such as high fats with minimal nutritional value (fried food, certain meat, soft drinks). Insufficient knowledge and low levels of education, some individuals do not know the importance of dietary changes and complications of Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 4. Thesis Statement Thesis Statement Water pollution has had devastating effects on the environment, which include irreversible effects to the ocean's ecosystem, health problems and abnormal conditions. interference of the ocean's ecosystem – Plastic storage bags can kill animals in the oceans like dolphins, turtles and whales. It is easy for wildlife to swallow and eventually causes death. * Over 1.5 billion tons of plastic water bottles end up in US landfills each year. It takes over 300 years to degrade. health problems –Spread of diseases * Lead. Lead is hazardous to health as it accumulates in the body and affects the central nervous system. Children and pregnant women are most at risk. * Fluoride. Excess fluorides can cause...show more content... The chemical poisoning in water have a great impact on humans because it can cause brain damage and physical deformities in unborn fetuses. Pollution disrupts the natural food chain as well. Pollutants such as lead and cadmium are eaten by tiny animals. Later, these animals are consumed by fish and shellfish, and the food chain continues to be disrupted at all higher levels. Eventually, humans are affected by this process as well. People can get diseases such as hepatitis by eating seafood that has been poisoned. Besides, Water pollutants introduce abnormal conditions (harmful chemicals, changes in water temperatures) into water bodies, disrupting existing ecosystems and can potentially contribute to reducing biodiversity in that affected area – one of the effects of water pollution. For example, the discharge of heated–up water from thermal and nuclear power plants into a river can cause problems for aquatic organisms, which are fairly used to specific temperatures. The increase in water temperatures could increase their metabolic rates and hence their need for food. This could eventually lead to the depletion of food sources in that water region and in turn cause a reduction in species population in that water region. Besides thermal pollution, water could also be polluted via the entry of acidic substances into the water bodies through rivers, seas and oceans. The effects of water pollution by this process, known as Get more content on HelpWriting.net