Thesis Statement - Cuyamaca College

Thesis Statement - Cuyamaca College

Thesis Statement A G o o d T h e s is a n s w e rs 3 q u e s tio n s : W h a t is th e w rite rs s u b je c t? [M a in P o in t] W h a t is th e w rite r' s o p in io n o f th e s u b je c t? [C o n tro llin g id e a ] W h a t is th e p u rp o s e o f th e e s s a y ? [M o d e ] A good thesis often has an essay map or plan of development to help readers know what the essay is

going to be about. Click speaker icon for sound Good Thesis Statements do the following: State the writers clearly defined opinion Poor Many people have different opinions about motorcycle safety. Better Solid training, hours of practice, and protective clothing

are three sure ways motorcycle riders can ensure their safety. Are limited to fit the assignment Poor The democratic process has many flaws Better Voting machines in San Diego are unreliable because of unresponsive screens, poorly structured pages, and no voter training in how to use them. Good Thesis Statements also do the following: Are stated in specific terms

Poor The online enrollment system is a pain. Better The online enrollment system at Bate College has several flaws that cause students to give up and go elsewhere. Are recognizable as the main idea in the 1st and 2nd paragraph. Points can be listed before or after thesis statement. Advantages of listing points: 1) makes you plan 2) shows organization to reader 3) aids clarity with road map

4) gives you an outline Advantages of not listing points: 1) Makes main idea clear and focused 2) When points are long, not listing makes point clearer 3) Eliminates repetition when topic sentences are too similar to thesis 4) Makes you show connections in more subtle ways. Things to avoid

Announcements Poor I am going to talk about Cuyamaca College. Better Cuyamaca College is an excellent choice for many students Unreasonable Statements Poor Better

Fanatical conspiritors in the bookstore constantly cheat students. To better serve students, the bookstore needs to make changes in its policies. Things to avoid #2 Plain Facts Poor Cuyamaca is a community college in El Cajon. Better Cuyamaca College is better than Mesa College for 3 important reasons.

Questions Poor Why should you attend Cuyamaca College? Better Saving money and time are two good reasons to attend Cuyamaca College. Two Good Examples Cuyamaca college is an excellent choice for students who want to save money, get the classes they need, and enjoy the benefits of close teacherstudent relations. Science Fiction novels help people plan for the future as well as analyze the past

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