Discuss two (2) key strategies from this week’s lectures and readings that you can use in your writing to create a more effective thesis statement.

Exploring writing- Langan 3rd edition 2013

 

“Thesis Statements”  Please respond to the following:

 

·         Discuss two (2) key strategies from this week’s lectures and readings that you can use in your writing to create a more effective thesis statement. Explain at least one (1) benefit of using each strategy.

 

·         After reviewing the example thesis statement provided in the “Sample Student Essay – Thesis Statement,” discuss what you noticed about its structure, style, tone, and placement. Explain whether you found the statement effective or not. Support your opinion with at least two (2) specific examples.

 

Sample student essay

 

Assignment 2: “Changing Our Lives” Thesis Statement

 

 1) Sample Student Thesis Statement

 

I have now chosen to go to college at this juncture in my life because of financial, personal, and emotional reasons.

 

  • The main topic of the thesis statement is
    • I have now chosen to go to college
  • The controlling ideas of the thesis statement is
    • because of financial, personal, and emotional reasons

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few more samples of a thesis statement. (Note you are only required to create one thesis statement for your assignment .)

 

2) Sample Student Thesis Statement 2

 

I decided to attend Strayer University to grow as a person, gain financial stability, and let my kids see that it is never too late to accomplish dreams.

 

  • The main topic of the thesis statement is
    • I decided to attend Strayer University
  • The controlling idea of the thesis statement is
    • to grow as a person, gain financial stability, and let my kids see that it is never too late to accomplish dreams

 

 

 

3) Sample Student Thesis Statement 3

 

I am returning to college to improve life for my daughter, improve my financial stability, and earn greater career advancement in the medical field.

 

  • The main topic of the thesis statement is
    • I am returning to college
  • The controlling idea of the thesis statement is
    • to improve life for my daughter, improve my financial stability, and earn greater career advancement
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