OUTLINE Thesis Statement: The deadly virus Ebola is killing thousands of innocent people world wide, but there are some simple steps that are being taken to prevent this coming tide of deadly parasites. (Bib2, Ebola Outbreak Spreads in Zaire, 244) Some victims of the Ebola virus, one out of ten people infected, survive the virus’s deadly operations.
Dull writing is probably better than aimless rambling, although neither is terribly effective.
|Note: A thesis statement amounts to nothing if the paper is not completely focused on that main point.
Instead of claiming that a book “challenges a genre’s stereotypes,” you might instead argue that some text “provides a more expensive but more ethical solution than X” or “challenges Jim Smith’s observation that ‘[some quote from Smith here]’”.
(Don’t automatically use “challenges a genre’s stereotype” in the hopes of coming up with the “correct” thesis.)A more complicated thesis statement for a paper that asks you to demonstrate your ability engage with someone else’s ideas (rather than simply summarize or react to someone else’s ideas) might follow a formula like this: For a short paper (1-2 pages), the thesis statement is often the first sentence.
Blueprinting helps create the coherency of the thesis throughout the entire essay, which makes it a necessary part of the thesis statement. It’s fine to sit down at the keyboard with the intention of writing a paper to answer this question, but before you start churning out the sentences, you should have a clear idea of what answer you’re trying to support.
Thesis Paper 1 Human Resources Problem Solving
Note that the above sample contains a topic (the accuracy of Black Elk Speaks), opinion (it is skewed and simplified), and reasoning (because the book only tells part of the story).
You don’t need to present those three parts in that exact order every time; furthermore, your instructor may have a good reason to ask you for a different organization. One such book is Black Elk Speaks, which tells the story of a Sioux warrior in the late 1800s. This paper will investigate the cultural details, the language, and what Black Elk actually said, in order to determine the answer. — links updated — moderate revisions by Jerz — updated by Jerz 14 June 2015 — minor adjustments A blueprint is a rough but specific plan, or outline, which defines the structure of your whole essay.
But most of the time, including these three parts will help your reader to follow your ideas much more closely. Blueprinting: Planning Your Essay — originally posted by Nicci Jordan, UWEC Junior — first posted here. The blueprint, usually located within the thesis statement, is a brief list of the points you plan to make, compressed into just a few words each, in the same order in which they appear in the body of your paper.
What matters is that you have researched your subject, that you have found and engaged meaningfully with peer-reviewed academic sources, and that you are developing an evidence-based claim, rather than summarizing or giving unsupported opinion.
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