Writ 1733, features of a strong thesis, spring 2012

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Writ 1733, features of a strong thesis, spring 2012

  1. 1. 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 simplefact.A strong thesis not only makes a debatable claim but explains theREASONING behind it.A strong thesis is SPECIFIC enough that readers understand preciselywhat argument they’re being asked to consider.A strong thesis LOGICALLY CONNECTS all of its key ideasFinally, a strong thesis is FRESH, ORIGINAL, and THOUGHT-PROVOKING.

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