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Thesis Statement Generator
What is the topic of your paper?
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What is the point or purpose of your paper? What are you trying to say about the topic?
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List the supporting ideas you’ll use to develop your paper:
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Look at the above three boxes and formulate a sentence combining them (a rough thesis). You
may or may not choose to include the supporting ideas in your thesis (foundational v. umbrella
thesis):
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Look at your rough thesis and supporting ideas above. From these, generate possible topic
sentences for your body paragraphs (You may need more or less than four topic sentences
depending on your assignment):
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