Assignment 1: Thesis Statement Part Two
By now you have had a chance to do a bit of research and have probably decided that your initial thesis needs some changes. Remember, a clear working thesis, often called a hypothesis, is your paperâ€™s primary claim. It should be a single sentence with no conjunctions. It should not be too broad or too narrow, and not a fact or a feeling. It is not a topic or a question. For this project, your thesis statement should be a claim that can be supported by university-level peer-reviewed research. By Saturday, June 15, 2013, post your proposed thesis statementâ€”Then answer this question: what do you think are the 3 strongest arguments against your position?
By Wednesday, June 19, 2013, respond to at least two members of the class. In each response, offer the strongest possible argument you can think of for his or her thesis. If the thesis is improperly formulated (too broad or narrow, a fact or feeling, more than one sentence, a question, or a topic) offer ways to repair their formulations.