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"Essay Writing" " Whats 'Your Thesis?"

Hi Everyone! According to the Advanced English Dictionary , ' a thesis is a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research—usually a requirement for an advanced degree.' I want to first start out by saying that I believe every aspiring writing should have a dictionary close by! While some are not seeking a degree, a thesis is very important because it is the initial framework which helps you structure a piece of writing material.

For example, according to Jameson 'O Ryan, an English teacher at a community college in Washington says; "a thesis is the main point of view and argument which has to be listed in the introductory paragraph of an essay , though this argument seems to be contrary to what the Advanced English Dictionary's definition of what a thesis is, let me show you why it is not!

For starters, an essay may contain more than one argument! For example, if you will argue the fact that roses indeed aren't red and violets aren't really blue, you will need to quote that statement in your introductory paragraph and also quote it again in two separate paragraphs with at least '3' supporting pieces of evidence explaining why roses aren't red and violets really aren't blue. Each thesis must have it's own new paragraph!

Think of your argument (thesis) as a court case presentation. You will need to provide sufficient enough evidence to convince both the judge and the jury to agree with your argument (thesis) if you are going to win the case. It will be difficult to maintain a successful hearing if there are holes in your investigation! So it is with every piece of writing! Make sure you provide supporting evidence that proves your argument!

Research each topic you are going to discuss in your material. This enables you to discover facts about your topics, and by default obtain evidence that proves your argument(s). It will also allow you to happily gain a broader understanding of the values you feel passionate about. Some of you may already know these things which is phenomenal, but if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask it at the comments section—thanks for reading!

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DWDavisRSL wrote on July 9, 2015, 10:53 AM

Having a dictionary close at hand is a must for me when I write and ofttimes helpful when I'm reading. One great thing about writing on a computer with internet access is the ability to search words online and a varied choice of references.

msiduri wrote on July 9, 2015, 6:11 PM

"Thesis" has several definitions. One writes a thesis (in part) to obtain a master's degree. This is probably what your dictionary definition was talking about. It also has specialized meanings in music and philosophy. More generally, it's a statement that a writer is prepared to defend, usually with facts and moral or philosophical arguments. I shudder to think that this is news, however.

TheMightyThor wrote on July 9, 2015, 9:04 PM

It may not be news to you but as I stated in the article, it may be news to others.

TheMightyThor wrote on July 9, 2015, 9:11 PM

I appreciate your validation and optimism my friend! Oh the marvel of the technological advances this generation has spawned! Smart devices as well as computers makes life so much faster and convenient! Productivity is almost simply at a single click of a button! THank you for following me and paying attention to my comments and posts! I work hard to try to make every piece of material a powerball! Some folks on here are desperate to prove themselves by being competitive but it's all about PERSONIFICATION. That's a good piece of writing. : )

lexiconlover wrote on July 10, 2015, 10:58 PM

That's one plus to reading some books on kindle I. Can click the word and look it up.

RonElFran wrote on July 10, 2015, 11:23 PM

I have to say I hardly ever use a "book" dictionary any more. It's just too convenient to open a new window in the browser and access a dictionary online.

DWDavisRSL wrote on July 11, 2015, 10:39 AM

It is a nice feature but makes it almost too easy.

CoralLevang wrote on July 15, 2015, 3:32 PM

I still like books, and appreciate the old-fashioned dictionary. I do, however, appreciate the ease of the online variety. :)

cheri wrote on August 9, 2015, 1:46 AM

This is a good share for those who really like to enhance their writing skills

TheMightyThor wrote on September 7, 2015, 2:05 AM

I appreciate the kind comment cheri! That's exactly the kind of response I was hoping for. Somebody hopefully will benefit from it.