Monday, October 31, 2011

Creating Thesis Statements

A well-crafted thesis statement is central to your rhetorical presentations. You need to make an argument about your particular artifact (object of rhetorical analysis) and support it with a Neo-Aristotelian critique. Here are some links for writing thesis statements:

If you have any tips, resources, or suggestions for writing a thesis statement, please share!



    this link give a lot of tips on writing thesis statements. check it out

  2. One of the main points that I try to help my friends with is that thesis statements shouldn't be too long. Yes, it might seem like one must go on endlessly about what they're writing, but that is what the paper is for. I think we get caught up in the stigma of the dreaded "thesis statement" that we automatically think it has to be some verbose, drawn out sentence. Of course it shouldn't be five words long - it should be as long as making your argument. One doesn't have to expand on the argument in the thesis, that's what the paper is for.

  3. The OWL Purdue website saved my butt in high school, and i still use it. Thesis statements are really not as difficult as we try and make them. It just has to be one sentence that sums up the argument you're going to be making. In my head I say, "In this paper i'm going to be talking about..." and then everything that comes after the ellipses I use as my thesis statement.