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Thesis Statements

This post was created by Margaret Galvan for the Fall 2014 iteration of  “Community & Collaboration” First-Year Writing Seminar at NYU Gallatin. I collaborated with her on this project and have her permission to use this here: 424 more words

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Thesis Statements

This post was created by Margaret Galvan for the Fall 2014 iteration of  “Community & Collaboration” First-Year Writing Seminar at NYU Gallatin. I collaborated with her on this project and have her permission to use this here: 424 more words

Resources

The Three-Ingredient Thesis Statement

Molly Wright Starkweather, MA, Kaplan University Writing Center Tutor

When teaching thesis statements, the standard advice from teaching guides varies depending on the expertise of the student and the content area and level of study of the course. 626 more words

Academic Writing

Application Approach 3.0

So, this week students are beginning what, normally in a 16-week course, represents my approach to the back half of the Composition 2 course – the… 280 more words

Scholarly Research

Tactic #19: Metaphor as Map for Precision (for teachers)

Metaphor is a tool whose power should not be underestimated. When the Tao Teh Ching suggests the best of humans is like water, it doesn’t simply link the concepts of character and actions with water as similar and dissimilar elements, the metaphor also becomes a guide for investigation of the relationship between the two principles over an extended period of time. 590 more words

Metaphor

Since the Beginning of Time, Introductions Have Been Killing Souls: A How-To on Tasteful Introductions

It’s that time of the semester where papers are running ramped and you have no idea how to even begin tackling them. I know; I’ve been there. 1,252 more words

Thesis Statements: Call Back-up!

We’ve discussed thesis statements (and topic sentences!) in class, and we’ve worked on a number of exercises. If you’re still having some problems with writing a TS, then here’re some back-up links you can check out: 13 more words

Essay Writing