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Facts, Opinions and Arguable Thesis Statements

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Facts, Opinions and Arguable Thesis Statements

  1. 1. Facts, opinions, and arguable thesis statements<br />Captain Jack Sparrow by flickr user xrrr (Simon Greig) (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/xrrr/408989152/in/photostream/<br />
  2. 2. The purpose of a thesis statement<br />Is to communicate the main idea of your essay<br />However:The main idea or issue should be significant enough so that most of your readers do not ask, “So what?”<br />
  3. 3. In an Opinion or Argument essay,<br />the thesis statement must be arguable<br />and<br />include your position or point of view.<br />
  4. 4. Here is an example of a thesis statement that includes an opinion but would not lend itself to developing an academic argument:Johnny Depp is the best actor in the world.<br />
  5. 5. Here is an example of an arguable thesis statement that can be supported with research, facts, and evidence:<br />Year-round schools will give students the opportunity to learn without forgetting during the summer break; test scores and student achievement will rise if more school districts convert to a year-round academic calendar.<br />
  6. 6. Fact or Opinion<br />A fact…can be proven to be true.<br />An opinion…is someone’s feelings about a topic or an issue.<br />
  7. 7. When developing a thesis…<br />Your position should be supported by <br />Reliable Facts<br />Credible Evidence<br />Valid Research<br />Statistics<br />Expert testimony<br />
  8. 8. Arrrgh! Don’t make your essay walk the plank….<br />Develop a meaningful and arguable thesis statement<br />Support it with valid evidence<br />Distinguish facts from opinions<br />Remember the difference between an academic argument and chit-chat between swashbucklers! <br />

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