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  • What is a thesis statement

For example, if you are writing a paper on William McDounough,you might write either of these two thesis statements:

Second, the phrase "modern architecture is boring vague.

One way to revise the thesis would be to write:

Your reader won't be able to tell the point of the statement, and willprobably stop reading.
I agree that the second introduction is better. However,I have a question which is what is the difference between an introduction and a conclusion. You said that the second introduction is better because it sums up the main points. But, this is what a conclusion is supposed to do. Please clarify my confusion dear teacher.

For example, if you write a paper on Alvar Aalto:

Readers will be interested in reading the rest of the essay to see howyou support your point.
Join classmates studying art in Rome during the Summer Study Abroad program. The art program provides exceptional learning opportunities on-site in Rome and the Vatican City, as well as opportunities to travel to Venice, Assisi, Capri and Pompeii.


Tell us something we don't know (or might not notice)!

The introduction introduces the reader to the issues in the question and presents your answer. The conclusion summarises your ideas – it restates your opinion.

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A revised thesis might look like this:

We emphasize diversity and a broad definition of sculpture that leaves the door wide open for students to incorporate unconventional materials, mediums, and processes into their work.

Now let's revise our working thesis into a stronger claim.

Students are encouraged to explore all avenues of sculptural self-expression, whether their impulse is to create a finely crafted object-oriented piece, a conceptual installation and performance, a modeled figure, or a fabricated metal structure.

"Art, literature, and film define America's cultural identity."

Engage in original research working directly with faculty. Take advantage of opportunities to present at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research or exhibit your work locally and regionally as an undergraduate.

Now an argument can be sparked.

2. The growth in the quantity of traffic in most major cities has led to problems of congestion in the peak travel hours. This can be solved by having a traffic free zone and improving the public transportation system offered to the public.

If the essay is argumentative, be assertive!!

Exactly, this is what I am trying to say. If we already summarize our main points in the introductory paragraph, what would we write in our conclusion? This is my question.

Specialize in the area of your choice:

Sculpture at the Xavier University Department of Art is thought of as a fine art discipline within a liberal arts education context. Alongside the acquisition of skills and good craftsmanship, we emphasis an intellectual and conceptual approach to sculpture making. Both our course offerings and our well equipped facilities support this goal.