Beginning thesis: Between 18 women's domestic labor changed as women stopped producing home-made fabric, although they continued to sew their families' clothes, as well as to produce butter and soap.
Here are examples of weak and strong thesis statements. The jury (i.e., your reader) will expect you, as a good lawyer, to provide evidence to prove your thesis.
To prove thesis statements on historical topics, what evidence can an able young lawyer use? Thanks to the web page of the University of Wisconsin at Madison’s Writing Center for information used in this handout.
Common beginnings include: A purpose statement makes a promise to the reader about the development of the argument but does not preview the particular conclusions that the writer has drawn.
A purpose statement usually appears toward the end of the introduction.
A purpose statement announces the purpose, scope, and direction of the paper.
It tells the reader what to expect in a paper and what the specific focus will be.
They are not specific enough, however, and require more work.
As you work on your essay, your ideas will change and so will your thesis. Your thesis is defenseless without you to prove that its argument holds up under scrutiny.
Have you ever watched a great film trailer and thought, “I have to see that movie! A good trailer gives you the basic premise of the movie, shows you the highlights, and encourages you to want to see more.
A good thesis statement will accomplish the same thing. Do write:“Homeless people in Berkeley should be given access to services—such as regular food donations, public restrooms, and camping facilities—because it would improve life for all inhabitants of the city.”Now that’s debatable.