- SunnyLv 41 0 年前最佳解答
Argumentative Thesis StatementsIn an argumentative paper, you are making a claim about a topic and justifying this claim with reasons and evidence. This claim could be an opinion, a policy proposal, an evaluation, a cause-and-effect statement, or an interpretation. However, this claim must be a statement that people could possibly disagree with, because the goal of your paper is to convince your audience that your claim is true based on your presentation of your reasons and evidence. An argumentative thesis statement will tell your audience:your claim or assertion the reasons/evidence that support this claim the order in which you will be presenting your reasons and evidence Example: Barn owls' nests should not be eliminated from barns because barn owls help farmers by eliminating insect and rodent pests. A reader who encountered this thesis would expect to be presented with an argument and evidence that farmers should not get rid of barn owls when they find them nesting in their barns. Questions to ask yourself when writing an argumentative thesis statement:What is my claim or assertion? What are the reasons I have to support my claim or assertion? In what order should I present my reasons? Further ResourcesFor more about writing an argumentative paper, you might want to visit our research paper workshop, which covers writing research papers from start to finish. Many writing centers and writing websites offer help with writing thesis statements. Here are some links to get you started. Academic Writing: Developing a Thesis Statement (available at http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/thesis.html) Thesis Writing (available at http://www.rpi.edu/web/writingcenter/thesis.html) The Thesis Statement (available at http://webster.commnet.edu/grammar/composition/the... How to Write a Thesis Statement (available at http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/wts/thesis.html) LEO Thesis Statement (available at http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/thesistateme...
- CHURCHLv 71 0 年前
Argumentative (or Persuasive) PapersIn addition to the concept of critical thinking (which any paper at the university level will demand of you), another widely-used term at the college level which you may or may not be familiar with in its academic context, is the term argument. This is the basis of the persuasive kind of research paper. The Student Services staff at Charles Sturt University in Australia defines an argument as "a series of generalizations or propositions, supported by evidence or reasoning and connected in a logical manner, that lead to a justified conclusion. You must sustain your argument by giving evidence and reasons."