ENGL1101-Composition and Rhetoric – Development of Thesis Statement

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A thesis sentence must be (choose best answer) A) a title of a topic B) a fact pertinent to the topic C) a question that makes the reader think about the topic D) a sentence that contains a topic and the writer’s attitude, perspective, or opinion about the topic
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D) a sentence that contains a topic and the writer’s attitude, perspective, or opinion about the topic
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What criteria are used to evaluate a good thesis statement? A) The language of a thesis must be very specific. B) The topic of a thesis must be narrow enough to discuss fully in the length of the essay assignment. C) The thesis must contain a topic and the writer’s perspective on the topic. D) The thesis must be a complete sentence. E) All of the above
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E) All of the above
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The thesis statement provides the controlling purpose of the essay. A) True B) False
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A) True
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The thesis statement is to be located A) in the concluding paragraph. B) at the beginning of the first body paragraph of the essay C) at the end of the introductory paragraph.
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C) at the end of the introductory paragraph.
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Based on the criteria for evaluating a thesis statement, select from below the thesis statement that meets this criteria. A) Rambo politics: shoot, don’t talk! B) NAFTA is profitable for big business, but it harms skilled American workers on the border. C) This essay is about the lack of environmental safeguards in border cities. D) Stem cell research involves the use of both fetal and adult cells.
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B) NAFTA is profitable for big business, but it harms skilled American workers on the border.

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