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Editing So That It Makes Sense: Breaking Down Your Thesis Like 1,2,3…

By Lily Zhu, 3rd year Concurrent Education, English and French Student

 

When editing a paper, one of the first things to look at is the thesis statement—for good reason. The thesis statement is the most important component of your essay. It is the MAIN IDEA, which means that everything you argue in your essay should relate back to your thesis.

 

It’s pretty common for a paper to have a strong, argumentative, well-written thesis, but then end up going in a different direction. While you might want to return to that original statement, it’s important to remember that you can adjust your thesis just as much as the rest of your essay. So after exploring your topic in writing your first draft, there’s a way to make sure that your thesis is “up-to-date” before working on your final draft.

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How to Develop a Thesis Statement

Are you afraid of the word ‘thesis’? Wondering what your course instructor might expect you to create when asking for ‘a clear and effective thesis’? Register early to participate in a highly instructive workshop with our expert academic staff to learn how to:

1.Identify common missteps in thesis construction
2.Use smart strategies to develop and revise a thesis
3. Apply a what/how/why model to evaluate the strength and clarity of your thesis

Your instructors will be very glad that you’ve taken advantage of this opportunity.

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How to Develop a Thesis Statement

Are you afraid of the word ‘thesis’? Wondering what your course instructor might expect you to create when asking for ‘a clear and effective thesis’? Register early to participate in a highly instructive workshop with our expert academic staff to learn how to:

1.Identify common missteps in thesis construction
2.Use smart strategies to develop and revise a thesis
3. Apply a what/how/why model to evaluate the strength and clarity of your thesis

Your instructors will be very glad that you’ve taken advantage of this opportunity.

Read More