Thesis Statement

By:Ginny Bugg

About the thesis...

-opinion narrowed down to one arguable statement

-purpose is to explain,clarify,defend,illustrate your thesis

-major point you want to make,so prove it to be true

How to develope a thesis

1. Take inventory of what you know

2. Ask questions

3. Look for relationships

4. Ask the yes-or-no question

5. Qualify

Qualify your thesis

1. Limit thesis to exact area you choose to defend

2. Tell us what IS rather than what is not

a. Use positive diction/tone

b. Concise,precise,clear language