owl thesis statement
Now that we know what a strong thesis statement is, we can begin to craft one of our own. Most effective thesis statements often answer these three questions:
Example 5: George Will writes, “Economic equality is good for the United States.”
- What am I trying to explain?
- How can I categorize my explanation into different parts?
- In what order should I present the different parts of my explanation?
A reader who encountered this thesis would expect to be presented with an argument and evidence that farmers should not get rid of barn owls when they find them nesting in their barns.
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Questions to ask yourself when writing an analytical thesis statement:
- What is my claim or assertion?
- What are the reasons I have to support my claim or assertion?
- In what order should I present my reasons?
4. Ask: Is my thesis statement specific?
In writing a thesis statement, remember that your task is to take a stance, argue a position and support it thoroughly with academic evidence.