Friday, Oct. 2, 2-2:50 p.m., Knight Campus, Room 6580
This workshop's participants will look at essays, thesis statements, topic sentences, introductions, conclusions, and body paragraphs. Handouts and practice exercises will include examples of good and bad thesis statements.
Another problem area many students experience includes coming up with a good thesis. This is the main idea or argument the paper is based on. Your research will rely heavily on this aspect and if you thesis is not strong enough you may run into problems when it is time to construct body paragraphs for your project. You can search for sample thesis content online. Review examples of good and bad thesis statements before creating your own. Depending on your topic select you may be able to read similar thesis content that can give ideas for something different you can write. Samples can help you look at a topic from another angle. However, you can always get expert thesis writing help at - students' number one choice for dissertation assistance.
Examples of good and bad thesis statements with explanations.
, from Hong Kong University English Centre's Academic Grammar site, givesmore advice about using academic language in an effective way..
There is also some useful advice from Ken Paterson, from the Oxford University Press .
For a well-organized list of phrases that are often used in academic writing,see Manchester University's .
is some advice about good and bad thesis statements from the
Also recommended is the r, which has a special section for speakers of English as a second language.
For writing about economics, see of the . gives you two student essays to evaluate and links to the evaluation ofa teacher of economics. of Monash University's should also be helpful. It includes a to first-year Economics students about essay writing.