• PART 2 OF THE ASSIGNMENT: THESIS STATEMENT What is a thesis statement?
A thesis statement is “a proposition stated as a conclusion which you will then demonstrate or ‘prove’ in your paper.” It is the focal point around which your research will revolve.
It would require research pertaining to the role of missionaries in the American colonies, research of the Puritan philosophy and why Williams was banned from Massachusetts Bay Colony, and research of Narragansett beliefs and religious views and how they were impacted by the English and Dutch. Therefore, before making a final decision on your topic, do some initial research to find out the type, quality, and quantity of information available.
Finally, how much time do you have to write your paper?
Writing in college often takes the form of persuasion – convincing others that you have an interesting, logical point of view on the subject you are studying.
Persuasion is a skill you practice regularly in your daily life.
ii) is a road map for the paper; in other words, it tells the reader what to expect from the rest of the paper. A thesis is an interpretation of a question or subject, not the subject itself.
The subject, or topic, of an essay might be World War II or Moby Dick; a thesis must then offer a way to understand the war or the novel. v) is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your argument to the reader.
If you choose a topic that is not of interest to you, it will show in your paper.
This topic must remain of interest to you for two semesters, so give it some serious consideration.