Eng102: critical writing | English homework help


Assignment 1. The thesis Statement and Paragraph

Purpose: Learn to tightly focus a 3-point thesis statement and develop into an Introductory Paragraph

Develop 3 thesis statements (3 points each) about topics that interest you (Note: you will be writing an essay one or more of these over the next week)

A thesis sentence: is

a) Topic, b) what you are saying about the topic, c) and three supporting points

A thesis-statement  typically says, directly, “In this essay I argue that a)  b)  c)” ….

This thesis sentence will be developed in a paragraph of at least 5 sentences. Please Label your Topic (A), your Thesis Sentence (B), your 3 Supporting Points (C)

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Consider all writing assignments as “drafts.” You will likely be asked to resubmit and improve. Your draft includes the following elements:

  • 350-500 wds, TWO COPIES, using Grammarly.com or some other software assist
  • Tested thesis statement: 3 points
  • Stated opposing views
  • Supported your Thesis statement with Specific  evidence (cited and referenced)

In academic writing, the following style points will deduct from the marking:

  • Dummy subjects (there is,  there are, it is)
  • Use of Passive Voice (“The essay was written by the student”)
  • Pronouns (I me we us you your; unsupported  pronouns this, that, them, those)
  • Rhetorical cheerleading: I believe, I think, it is my opinion, I feel, clearly, obviously, etc)
  • Lack of citations, references, or incomplete APA format.
  • Use of thesaurus and inappropriate words


Your Essay will be reviewed by Unicheck, the plagiarism tool synced to Canvas. Unicheck will submit a similarity report a few minutes after you post your assignment. If the similarity index is above 30%, please redo and resubmit your assignment after you cite the sources properly to avoid plagiarism. 

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