which sentence could serve as a strong thesis statement for a research paper?
many books have been written about the civil rights movement.
voting is an important civil right.
martin luther king, jr., was born in atlanta, georgia.
the civil rights movement benefited americans of every race.
the order of events in ivan ilyich’s life is: (1) ivan ilyich graduates from the school of law and qualifies for the tenth rank of the civil service, (2) ivan ilyich is offered the post of examining magistrate in a russian province, (3) ivan ilyich becomes assistant public prosecutor, a position that he serves in for seven years, (4) ivan ilyich becomes a public prosecutor and is transferred to another province, and (5) ivan ilyich meets zachar ivanovich in st. petersburg and receives a guaranteed appointment in the department of justice.
A thesis statement is one sentence that expresses the main idea of a research paper or essay, such as an expository essay or argumentative essay. It makes a claim, directly answering a question.
When searching for a new home, realtors will tell you there are three important factors: location, location, and location. When developing your one-sentence thesis statement, it is important for you to be: specific, specific, specific. Write your thesis statement once and then rewrite it again with greater specificity.
A thesis is weak when it makes an unreasonable or outrageous claim or insults the opposing side.
Working thesis statements often become stronger as you gather information and form new opinions and reasons for those opinions. Revision helps you strengthen your thesis so that it matches what you have expressed in the body of the paper.
In the first stages of writing, thesis or purpose statements are usually rough or ill-formed and are useful primarily as planning tools.
A purpose statement announces the purpose, scope, and direction of the paper. It tells the reader what to expect in a paper and what the specific focus will be.
Incorrect: Have you ever wondered why Thomas Edison gets all the credit for the light bulb?
A thesis statement is, essentially, the idea that the rest of your paper will support. Perhaps it is an opinion that you have marshaled logical arguments in favor of. Perhaps it is a synthesis of ideas and research that you have distilled into one point, and the rest of your paper will unpack it and present factual examples to show how you arrived at this idea. The one thing a thesis statement should not be? An obvious or indisputable fact. If your thesis is simple and obvious, there is little for you to argue, since no one will need your assembled evidence to buy into your statement.