Example of an expository (explanatory) thesis statement:

The only arguments I have ever heard for avoiding the active voice in a thesis are (i) many theses are written in the passive voice, and (ii) some very polite people find the use of "I" immodest.

3. The thesis statement usually appears at the end of the first paragraph of a paper.

6. If you're going to ask for a leave of absence from your job whileyou're working on your research this isn't a good time to do it. Chancesare you can do the "thinking about it" stage without a leaveof absence. Assuming that there are six major phases that you will haveduring your research project, probably the best time to getthe most from a leave of absence is during the fourthstage* - the writing stage. This is the time when you really need tobe thinking well. To be able to work at your writing in large blocks oftime without interruptions is something really important. A leave of absencefrom your job can allow this to happen. A leave of absence from your jobprior to this stage may not be a very efficient use of the valuable timeaway from your work.


Example of an argumentative thesis statement:

THESIS STATEMENTS IN AP ESSAYS.

17. The major myth in writing a dissertation is that you start writingat Chapter One and then finish your writing at Chapter Five. This is seldomthe case. The most productive approach in writing the dissertation is tobegin writing those parts of the dissertation that you aremost comfortable with. Then move about in your writing by completing varioussections as you think of them. At some point you will be able to spreadout in front of you all of the sections that you have written. You willbe able to sequence them in the best order and then see what is missingand should be added to the dissertation. This way seems to make sense andbuilds on those aspects of your study that are of most interest to you at any particulartime. Go with what interests you, start your writing there, and then keep building!


The short answer is: rather more than for a scientific paper.

Add TWIST or SHIFT ("however")

Example: In Jennifer Prices essay "The Plastic Pink Flamingo" Price uses allusions to popular culture, scientific evidence, and metaphorical diction to prove that United States culture in the 1950s sensationalized luxury through extravagance;
however, the examples provided insinuate Price's mocking tone criticizing U.S.

There is no need to leave big gaps to make the thesis thicker.

CLAIM):
Example: In Jennifer Prices essay "The Plastic Pink Flamingo", Price uses allusions, evidence, and diction to prove that
United States culture in the 1950s sensationalized luxury through extravagance.
The 7-Point Thesis Statement (ANALYSIS)
Argue the AUTHOR'S PURPOSE in using RHETORICAL DEVICES to develop the ARGUMENT(s):
(7 point process)

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A CD with your thesis will be cheaper than a paper copy.

The title should not be stated as a complete sentence, although it might suggest a question.
7-Point Thesis Statement (ANALYSIS)
Argue the AUTHOR'S PURPOSE in using RHETORICAL DEVICES to develop the ARGUMENT(s):
(7 point process)

5.

Then make a list, in point form, of what will go in each chapter.

culture.
The 7-Point Thesis Statement (ANALYSIS)
Argue the AUTHOR'S PURPOSE in using RHETORICAL DEVICES to develop the ARGUMENT(s):
(7 point process)

1.