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I need to write a comparative essay abput Ralph Waldo and Thoreau. I was wondering if i could have help with a thesis.

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  1. What do you want to say about these two writers? Are you going to write about their lives? Their times? Their philosophies? Their writings?

    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!)

    http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/acadwrite/thesistatement.html
    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.

  2. PS -- You need to refer to them as Emerson and Thoreau.

  3. how about this:

    Although Emerson and Thoreau shared many of the same ideas, Emerson promoted the idea of self improvement whereas Thoreau maintained the idea that man should be content with who they are.

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