posted by Sharon on .
Jiskha Support Team, I am supposed to do a written assignment however I am having a problem with understanding instruction number #1 and #3
#1 through #4 is part of the requirement for my written paper
#1). Must include an introductory paragraph with a succinct thesis. X
#2). Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
#3). Must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph. X
#4). Must use APA style as outlined in your approved style guide to document all sources.
What does sentence #1 mean by introductory paragraph with a (succinct thesis)?
What does sentence #3 mean by must conclude with a restatement of the thesis and a conclusion paragraph?
Why would I restate my thesis in the conclusion paragraph?
Does #3 mean print the exact same sentences or words from succint thesis that I used right after my introductory paragraph into my conclusion paragraph?
An introductory paragraph introduces your topic.
The last sentence is usually the concise and clear (succinct) thesis statement.
For your conclusion, you restate your thesis in different words.
In introductory paragraphs for formal papers, usually the last sentence is the thesis statement. I'll give you specific information about a thesis in the next post.
One of the things to do in the conclusion is to restate your thesis -- not using the same words, and making it stronger since by then you should have proven that your thesis is true.
Your thesis statement must include factual information plus your position/opinion/stance. Without your position on the topic, it isn't a true thesis statement. So think of this sentence as the angle you want to take on the topic and what you intend to prove by the end of your paper. (If your statement is simply factual, then there's nothing to prove!)
Read carefully and follow ALL directions.
This is one of the very best places I've seen online to help students write good thesis statements. It shows you sentences that aren't thesis statements and how to turn each one into real thesis statements.
Thank you Sue and Writeacher for clarifying #1 and #3.
You're very welcome, Sharon.