Tuesday, March 1, 2011


In the this class I was given the expose of thesis statement and topic sentence.

Thesis Statement : contains, opinion, reason to supportive argument in this statement.
The topic sentence and the thesis are analogous. In other words,the topic sentence is to the paragraph what the thesis is to the entire essay, chapter, or book. While the thesis gives unity to the essay, the topic sentence gives unity to the paragraph by developing one major point suggested in the controlling idea of the thesis. Like the thesis, the topic sentence is integral to the organization of the essay. Each paragraph should have a topic sentence.The organization of a paragraph is based on the topic sentence.Although it can be found in any part of the paragraph,the topic sentence is frequently the first sentence in the paragraph.

Topic sentence : informative description of the main idea.
A thesis statement is the basic stand that an author takes, the opinion that he expresses, and the major point that he wishes to make about his subject. It contains the controlling idea of the essay, and therefore, gives the direction and the unity to all the separate elements of the writing. The purpose of the essay is to convince the reader that the thesis is indeed a valid one.

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