What is the Point? Teaching Ideas for Thesis Sentences

Kathleen Elliott Vinson

Suffolk University Law School

September 24, 2009

The Learning Curve, p. 4, Spring 2002

Readers are pragmatic and want to know the bottom line. The use of strong topic or thesis sentences will grab the reader’s attention and help the reader understand the significance of the information in each paragraph. The writer does not want to waste an opportunity or just tread water in a thesis sentence by merely stating a fact. This article discusses teaching ideas and exercises for drafting effective thesis sentences.

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Date posted: September 25, 2009  

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Vinson, Kathleen Elliott, What is the Point? Teaching Ideas for Thesis Sentences (September 24, 2009). The Learning Curve, p. 4, Spring 2002. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1478155

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Suffolk University Law School ( email )
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
United States

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