Learning how to develop a thesis statement is a fundamental way of improving your writing. Your thesis statement can then be used to construct a paragraph. And multiple paragraphs are one way to “chunk” your writing so the reader doesn’t hit the brick wall of one long block of text. Even essays of just a few sentences often can be improved by using paragraphs, and business emails almost always can guide the reader better if you chunk them into short paragraphs.
Many of you submitted a progress report last week that consisted of one block of text. So now is a great time to get on the paragraph bandwagon!
2. Think about that article and then have a look at the thesis statement resource at http://www.aims.edu/student/online-writing-lab/process/thesis-exercise (Links to an external site.)
3. Then, have a look at the body paragraphs resource at http://www.aims.edu/student/online-writing-lab/process/body-exercise (Links to an external site.)
4. Finally, in this Discussion forum, write your own short response to the Davis essay and use at least three paragraphs. Then, tell us how you went about determining your thesis statements and what logic you used when you “broke up” the text into paragraphs. How does this paragraph structure make your writing more accessible and inviting for the reader?
Do your best!