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Thesis Generator

Thesis Generator

(Expanded Version)

1.    Identify the subject of your paper (What is the topic?)


2.     Turn your subject into a guiding question


     (What are you going to ANSWER in your paper?


3.     Answer your question with a statement


     (ANSWER the question)


4.     Refine this statement into a working thesis


Requirements for a thesis:

& Someone else should be able to disagree with the thesis

& It tells the reader what you (the writer) are going to prove in the paper

& It often gives a preview of your supporting reasons

& It should be clear and logical (it should make sense!)

& It should be a little bit flexible, so you can change it a bit as you gather your evidence