Thesis Workshop Kwong

In groups of three, pull up your project proposals. If you do not have a thesis statement there, write out what you are thinking — identify the problem and the cause or causes you have identified. Then, look each of your group member's preliminary thesis or question and go through the thesis checklist (p. 121). Give each other some decent feedback.

Does it answer a challenging, compelling, and controversial question?
Is it debatable?
Does it get at the heart of the controversy?
Does it avoid overused ideas or common wisdom?
Is it appropriate for the argument's audience, purpose, and context?
Does it meet the needs of the project plan?
Does it contain specific and interesting language (avoiding the titanic mistakes of clichéd phrases or use of the word 'interesting')?

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