Learning Goal: I’m working on a english question and need guidance to help me le

Learning Goal: I’m working on a english question and need guidance to help me learn.A thesis is your main insight or idea about a text or topic, and the proposition that your essay demonstrates. It should be true but arguable (not obviously or patently true, but one alternative among several), be limited enough in scope to be argued in a short composition and with available evidence, and get to the heart of the text or topic being analyzed (not be peripheral). It should be stated early in some form and at some point recast sharply (not just be implied), and it should govern the whole essay (not disappear in places). A claim that is not debatable does not qualify as a thesis—for example:“Shakespeare’s Hamlet is a play about a young man who seeks revenge”.That doesn’t say anything-it’s basically just a summary and is hardly debatable.Here is an example of a stronger, more debatable thesis:“Hamlet experiences internal conflict because he is in love with his mother”.This is arguable, controversial even. The rest of a paper with this argument as its thesis will be an attempt to show, using specific examples from the text and evidence from scholars, (1) how Hamlet is in love with his mother, (2) why he’s in love with her, and (3) what implications there are for reading the play in this manner.Note that a thesis, just like the Point in your paragraph is an opinion/claim. The difference is that the thesis is the claim of the whole essay while a Point is the claim of that specific paragraph. Often the Points are reasons/sub-claims for the big thesis. I like to think about the thesis in terms of a limited subject (what you are talking about) and an attitude (what you have to say or argue about the topic.) For our purposes for Essay 1, the limited subject is Gaiman’s argument in “Why Our Future Depends on Libraries” and your attitude is whether you agree with him or not.Learning Objective:You will practice writing a strong thesis statement in order to later develop effective, thesis-driven essays which demonstrate the principles of argumentation.Directions:Let’s WriteEssay structure is important, and we will be learning more about that, but all good essays begin with a good introduction that includes a strong, clear thesis. The thesis is the last sentence of your introduction, and it makes the overall argument for the whole essay. To get good at writing thesis statements, let’s practice, so we are ready for the draft of Essay 1 due Friday!Remember, because this is a short paper, you cannot cover all of Gaiman’s argument in totality to respond to, so your thesis should only include the limited claim you want to focus on in your response paragraph. Step 1:Review the instruction provide in Introduction to Thesis Statements. Step 2:Your Essay 1 will require you to write a thesis in which you:Name the text and its argument.State whether you agree/disagree with the text’s main claim.Sample thesis: I agree with the argument in “Why Our Future Depends on Libraries” where Gaiman claims that to insure a literate and engaged society, we must allow children to read whatever they want.Sample Formula: I agree/disagree with + the argument in [the source title] + where [the author’s last name] + verb + [author’s claim you wish to respond to]. Step 3:For this assignment, write a working thesis (a possible thesis) for your Essay 1. Submission Instructions:Follow these steps:
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