The Macmillan Reader
Longman, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 562 pages
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work to determine your thesis. For some topics, you may need to do some library
research. For others, the best way to identify a promising thesis is to look through
your prewriting and ask yourself questions such as these: "What statement does ...
(Reminder: The last of these thesis statements is the one that Harriet Davids
devised for the essay she planned to write in response to the assignment on
page 12. Harriet's prewriting appears on pages 24 and 30. You can find her first
draft on ...
Don't make a factual statement. Your thesis and thus your essay should focus on
an issue capable of being developed. If a fact is used as a thesis, you have no
place to go; a fact generally doesn't invite much discussion. Notice the difference
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THE READING PROCESS
ETHICS AND MORALITY
THE WRITING PROCESS
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