Thesis Statement For English Class

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When a professor hands a student a new writing assignment it can be incredibly intimidating trying to connect several ideas to a thesis, use proper grammar, and to have stellar word choice. Nothing is more frustrating than looking at a blank screen, with writer’s block, when an assignment is due the next day. However, no student has to be alone during this process of drafting an essay and making sure it is “perfect.” In fact, I have based my writing skills on what peers and educators have been able to teach me. Having college assignments on difficult topics can be intimidating, but it does not have to be that way. In order to avoid any writer’s block and to have an essay I can fully attest to, I have steps that I need to follow. English can …show more content…
Where is a student to start when they are required to write a masterpiece? Personally, I start with a list of ideas that I brainstormed. By doing this, I can get a clear image of not only what I want to truly write about, but I can do further research on the ideas to see if they can connect to a possible thesis statement. Once I fully understand my topic and argument it is time to write one of the most important elements of any essay: the thesis statement. There are several formulas to create thesis statements, for example: A is B because x,y,z. What this formula correlates to is a claim and then a list of why your claim is true. Although, I personally do not always use this formula, it is a guaranteed way to have a strong and clear thesis. Now that the ideas and thesis is known, it is time for research to connect the ideas to the thesis. The best and most powerful essays are always when the ideas flow with each other and intertwine. Luckily, for the students, it is usually outlined by the professor which texts are required …show more content…
The answer is straightforward, they make sure the student’s paper is on track and it will only help, not hurt, the paper. During my senior year the time to apply to college quickly approached, and if just that was not intimidating enough, I had to also write a college application essay. How does one write the most important essay of their career without being terrified? To avoid being frightened, I had several peer reviewers, with many being my past English teachers. Not only were the reviewers able to help me with any grammar mistakes, offer better word choices, but they were able to teach me that differing people can offer new opinions, but as long as the essay is what I wanted it to be, then it is perfect. Even in my English Composition class here at the University of New England, once I know I have said everything I would like to say, and in my eyes it offers what I want it to offer – then it is complete. So I have continued to get several opinions on all essays, and once I am truly comfortable with what I am arguing, I know I have reached

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