How To Conduct Preliminary Research
Conducting preliminary research. pp. 17-20. Two

The thesis statement is a one or two sentence ˘claim that requires support to be convincing÷ (Gamer et al., 2004, p. 1). Such a claim is supported by explanations, illustrations, and examples that provide evidence of the validity of the thesis statementĂs claim. Typically the final part of the introductory paragraph, the thesis is extended and proven in subsequent paragraphs by using another claim that is like a ˘miniature÷ thesis statement, the topic sentence. For example, my thesis might be ˘Tom is the best player on the baseball team÷. If so, my first topic sentence, which comes as the first sentence in each subsequent paragraph after the introduction, might be: ˘Tom gets more hits than any other player.÷ Explanations, illustrations, and examples further support the claim of the topic sentence, which adds support to the overall thesis. An explanation provides ˘elaboration÷ and ˘clarification÷ to the topic sentence and/or thesis (Gamer et al.. 2004, p. 4). An explanation in this case

    Some topics in this essay  
    Online Collection | Viewed Sep | Writing Questions | Little Brown | topic sentence | stem cell | topic sentence and/or | Barsanti Essay | sentence and/or thesis | stem cell research | organizing material | sentence and/or | cell research | thesis statement | and/or thesis | gamer et al | gamer et | et al | tools help | explanations illustrations examples |  
    Get Better Grades!  
    Saved Papers  
    Save your essays here so you can locate them quickly!  
"I've used this site for 2 semesters and I'll be back next year for sure!"
Liz R.
"This site rocks! I got an A thanks to you helping with my writers block."
Sara B.
"I was in a real bind and your site helped me to come up with ideas for my paper."
Brian T.
"It's nice to be able to find information so quickly and easily."
Jillian T.
"I enjoy reading other writers papers to get their perspective on things. It makes writing my own paper so much easier."
Cindy A.
Copyright © 1999 - 2014 All Rights Reserved. DMCA