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In your opinion, what differentiates a strong cause-and-effect essay from a weak one?
Welcome to the Purdue OWL This page is brought to you by the OWL at Purdue ( [ When printing this page, you must include the entire legal notice at bottom. Contributors:Stacy Weida, Karl Stolley. Summary: These OWL resources will help you develop and refine the arguments in your writing. Developing Strong Thesis Statements The thesis statement or main claim must be debatable An
argumentative or persuasive piece of writing must begin with a debatable thesis or claim. In other words, the thesis must be something that people could reasonably have differing opinions on. If your thesis is something that is generally agreed upon or accepted as fact then there is no reason to try to persuade people. Example of a non-debatable thesis statement: Pollution is bad for the environment. This thesis statement is not debatable. First, the word pollution means that something is bad or negative in some way. Further, all studies agree that pollution is a problem, they simply disagree on the impact it will have or the scope of the problem. No one could reasonably argue that pollution is good. Example of a debatable thesis statement: At least twenty-five percent of the federal budget should be spent on limiting pollution. This is an example of a debatable thesis because reasonable people could disagree with it. Some people might think that this is how we should spend the nation's money. Others might feel that we should be spending more money on education. Still others could argue that corporations, not the government, should be paying to limit pollution. Another example of a debatable thesis statement: America's anti-pollution efforts should focus on privately owned cars. In this example there is also room for disagreement between rational individuals. Some citizens might think focusing on recycling programs rather than private automobiles is the most effective strategy. The thesis needs to be narrow Although the scope of your paper might seem overwhelming at the start, generally the narrower the thesis the more effective your argument will be. ]
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User: In your opinion, what differentiates a strong cause-and-effect essay from a weak one?

Weegy: Welcome to the Purdue OWL This page is brought to you by the OWL at Purdue ( [ When printing this page, you must include the entire legal notice at bottom. Contributors:Stacy Weida, Karl Stolley. Summary: These OWL resources will help you develop and refine the arguments in your writing. Developing Strong Thesis Statements The thesis statement or main claim must be debatable An argumentative or persuasive piece of writing must begin with a debatable thesis or claim. In other words, the thesis must be something that people could reasonably have differing opinions on. If your thesis is something that is generally agreed upon or accepted as fact then there is no reason to try to persuade people. Example of a non-debatable thesis statement: Pollution is bad for the environment. This thesis statement is not debatable. First, the word pollution means that something is bad or negative in some way. Further, all studies agree that pollution is a problem, they simply disagree on the impact it will have or the scope of the problem. No one could reasonably argue that pollution is good. Example of a debatable thesis statement: At least twenty-five percent of the federal budget should be spent on limiting pollution. This is an example of a debatable thesis because reasonable people could disagree with it. Some people might think that this is how we should spend the nation's money. Others might feel that we should be spending more money on education. Still others could argue that corporations, not the government, should be paying to limit pollution. Another example of a debatable thesis statement: America's anti-pollution efforts should focus on privately owned cars. In this example there is also room for disagreement between rational individuals. Some citizens might think focusing on recycling programs rather than private automobiles is the most effective strategy. The thesis needs to be narrow Although the scope of your paper might seem overwhelming at the start, generally the narrower the thesis the more effective your argument will be. ]
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User: What do you most want to convey in your essay’s cause-and-effect thesis statement, and why?

Weegy: 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. A thesis is an interpretation of a question or subject, not the subject itself. The subject, or topic, of an essay might be World War II or Moby Dick; a thesis must then offer a way to understand the war or the novel. makes a claim that others might dispute. is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your argument to the reader. The rest of the paper, the body of the essay, gathers and organizes evidence that will persuade the reader of the logic of your interpretation. If your assignment asks you to take a position or develop a claim about a subject, you may need to convey that position or claim in a thesis statement near the beginning of your draft. The assignment may not explicitly state that you need a thesis statement because your instructor may assume you will include one. When in doubt, ask your instructor if the assignment requires a thesis statement. When an assignment asks you to analyze, to interpret, to compare and contrast, to demonstrate cause and effect, or to take a stand on an issue, it is likely that you are being asked to develop a thesis and to support it persuasively. (Check out our handout on understanding assignments for more information.) ]
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User: Write and post two potential topic ideas and corresponding thesis sentences for a cause-and-effect essay?

Weegy: Before you can write the thesis statement for a cause and effect essay, you must determine what topic you wish to address in your essay or paper. [ [ Once you have determined the topic, spend some time assessing the cause and effect relationship between two realities and do any necessary research. Write the actual thesis statement using some of these phrases while considering your research and the cause and effect you will address. For example, "Due to the increased use of texting and instant messaging in society, there has unquestionably been a decrease in the quality of writing." [Read more: How to Write a Thesis Statement for Cause & Effect | eHow ] ] ]
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User: Write and post two potential topic ideas and corresponding thesis sentences for a cause-and-effect essay. Include a brief sentence explaining what your inspiration and reasoning was for each.

Weegy: Before you can write the thesis statement for a cause and effect essay, you must determine what topic you wish to address in your essay or paper. [ [ Once you have determined the topic, spend some time assessing the cause and effect relationship between two realities and do any necessary research. Write the actual thesis statement using some of these phrases while considering your research and the cause and effect you will address. For example, "Due to the increased use of texting and instant messaging in society, there has unquestionably been a decrease in the quality of writing." [Read more: How to Write a Thesis Statement for Cause & Effect | eHow ] ] ]
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