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what is the differences between academic argument and thesis statement?

Feb 17, 2014 8:40am

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    • Feb 24, 2014 11:52am


      There really isn't a difference. The writing center at UNC notes that a thesis statement is:
      A thesis statement:

      *tells the reader how you will interpret the significance of the subject matter under discussion.
      *is a road map for the paper; in other words, it tells the reader what to expect from the rest of the paper.
      *directly answers the question asked of you.
      *makes a claim that others might dispute.
      *is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your argument to the reader.

      As you can see from the explanation above, your thesis is making an academic argument.