Developing a thesis statement for an analytical essay
Think of yourself as a member of a jury, listening to a lawyer who is presenting an opening argument. Readers of academic essays are like jury members: before they have read too far, they want to know what the essay argues as well as how the writer plans to make the argument. The claim could be an opinion, a policy proposal, an evaluation, a cause-and-effect statement, or an interpretation. The goal of the argumentative paper is to convince the audience that the claim is true based on the evidence provided.If you are writing a text that does not faSummary:This handout covers major topics relating to writing about fiction.