We need to move from general comparisons/contrasts to specific subtopics that will help us construct an outline. Think back to our experiment with figures from other works we have studied. We tried to create topic sentences for our comparisons that would connect directly to our thesis. We want to replicate this approach today.
First, if you wish to review some basics about thesis statements, take a look at the list below. I encourage you to discuss your thesis with me today!
- The importance of word choice in a thesis
- Bad thesis statements vs. good thesis statements
- Avoiding vague language in thesis statements, such as good, bad, different, or similar
Next, take a look at topic sentences. Because they are often argumentative, they function much like a thesis. A good topic sentence also focuses the content of a paragraph; in short, everything in the paragraph connects directly to the topic sentence.