Creating a Thesis Statement - The OWL at Purdue Summary: This resource provides tips for creating a thesis statement and examples of different types of thesis statements. Contributors:Elyssa Tardiff, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2014-02-10 10:44:43 Tips for Writing Your Thesis Statement 1. Determine what kind of paper you are writing: An analytical paper breaks down an issue or an idea into its component parts, evaluates the issue or idea, and presents this breakdown and evaluation to the audience.An expository (explanatory) paper explains something to the audience.An argumentative paper makes a claim about a topic and justifies this claim with specific evidence. If you are writing a text that does not fall under these three categories (e.g., a narrative), a thesis statement somewhere in the first paragraph could still be helpful to your reader. 2. 3. 4. Thesis Statement Examples Example of an analytical thesis statement: The paper that follows should: Example of an expository (explanatory) thesis statement:
LAPACK — Linear Algebra PACKage LAPACK is written in Fortran 90 and provides routines for solving systems of simultaneous linear equations, least-squares solutions of linear systems of equations, eigenvalue problems, and singular value problems. The associated matrix factorizations (LU, Cholesky, QR, SVD, Schur, generalized Schur) are also provided, as are related computations such as reordering of the Schur factorizations and estimating condition numbers. Dense and banded matrices are handled, but not general sparse matrices. The original goal of the LAPACK project was to make the widely used EISPACK and LINPACK libraries run efficiently on shared-memory vector and parallel processors. LAPACK routines are written so that as much as possible of the computation is performed by calls to the Basic Linear Algebra Subprograms (BLAS). Highly efficient machine-specific implementations of the BLAS are available for many modern high-performance computers. Acknowledgments:
The University of York - IEEE referencing style Download Click here to download the IEEE style Guide. As used in: Computer Science and Electronics References are numbered in [ ] as sources are introduced in your writing. A full reference list with sources listed according to the order used in the paper is then provided with full source details. Page numbers are required with citations where material is directly quoted or you refer to a specific part of the source, such as a detail difficult to find. These examples are intended to guide your referencing, but it is extremely important to check and follow your Department's specific regulations as they may have alternative preferred formats. An A to Z of IEEE example citations and references In-text: After the title of graph/table/figure, written in CAPITAL LETTERS, give the citation number for the source and the page number the item appears on.
POWA | Writing Ideas, Help, Community JabRef reference manager Thesis Statements What this handout is about This handout describes what a thesis statement is, how thesis statements work in your writing, and how you can craft or refine one for your draft. Introduction Writing in college often takes the form of persuasion—convincing others that you have an interesting, logical point of view on the subject you are studying. Persuasion is a skill you practice regularly in your daily life. What is a thesis statement? 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. 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. How do I create a thesis? A thesis is the result of a lengthy thinking process. How do I know if my thesis is strong?
Keywords How to write a research paper Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. --- Gene Fowler A major goal of this course is the development of effective technical writing skills. To help you become an accomplished writer, you will prepare several research papers based upon the studies completed in lab. Our research papers are not typical "lab reports." In a teaching lab a lab report might be nothing more than answers to a set of questions. Written and oral communications skills are probably the most universal qualities sought by graduate and professional schools as well as by employers. Resources for learning technical writing Before you begin your first writing assignment, please consult all of the following resources, in order to gain the most benefit from the experience. As you polish up your writing skills please make use of the following resources General form of a research paper General style To make a paper readable Mistakes to avoid Title Page Abstract Style
Our Authors: Traci Gardner Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Recurring Lesson A Daily DEAR Program: Drop Everything, and Read! The teacher shouts, "Drop Everything and Read!" and students settle into their seats to read books they've selected. This independent reading program helps students build a lifelong reading habit. Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words: From Image to Detailed Narrative The old cliche, "A picture is worth a thousand words" is put to the test when students write their own narrative interpretations of events shown in an image. Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives Students must "become" a character in a novel in order to describe themselves and other characters using powerful adjectives. Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Analyzing the Stylistic Choices of Political Cartoonists Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson And I Quote: A Punctuation Proofreading Minilesson Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Unit Book Clubs: Reading for Fun
Ten Creative Writing Activities During the Fall, a couple teachers asked me to tackle a list of creative writing assignments. It's taken me a while, but here they are. While they are all phrased for creative writing assignments here, many of them could be revised to work for other kinds of essays. [Show & Tell] Children in elementary school look forward to show & tell days eagerly. Objectivity and Subjectivity - Explore Writing (UK) Author: Angelique Caffrey - Updated: 28 August 2012| Comment As a professional writer, you may be asked by editors or publishers to write using a variety of methods. Two of the most common viewpoints that you will be expected to understand are "objectivity" and "subjectivity". Objective versus Subjective When you look at a topic area from an objective viewpoint, you are looking at it as an outsider or "third person". Take, for instance, a party. Notice that there are no emotions in this report that can be attributed to the author. Alternatively, take a look at the same party from a subjective standpoint where the writer inserts his or her own interpretations into the mix. The subjectivity of the above paragraph is obvious and changes the meaning of the article completely because the author has inserted his or her personal feelings on the party. When to Use Objectivity/Subjectivity Sometimes, it's difficult to determine when and where to use objectivity or subjectivity. Right or Wrong? Title:
Creative Writing Ideas If you are a writer, don't sit there hoping for ideas. There are techniques you can use right now to produce as many ideas as you will need. Here are some of the best and some of the easiest. Combining Stories "Concept combination" is a great problem solving technique used especially for creating new products to sell. For example, if you start with the biblical story of Adam and Eve, and combine it with the movie, "Star Wars," you might get an interesting idea or two. Hmm... Random Scenes I once invented a car travel game I called "Explain This." Start with an odd scene, anything that pops into your head. I imagine the dollar bills are signed or otherwise identifiable, and can be traded at some big event for a gift worth much more than a dollar. More Ways to Have Creative Writing Ideas What's in the daily news? What stories do you most like? What do you best understand? What is most important to you? How do you feel? Look for controversial topics. Make a list until you find a story.
creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers Short Fiction Factor - Short Fiction Writing Tips for Short Fiction Writers Writing Short Stories by Dr. Mark Clayson Writing a short story need not be a Herculean task. You don’t have to put 3000 words or fill 800 pages to finish a short story. Just about anybody can make a very good short story. Every short story begins in the mind of the author. Inspiration may come to you easily enough although it is more common that it will elude you. Determine the voice of the story. Long stories have a tendency to drag on and on. Short stories are usually composed of three sections – a situation, a problem for your protagonist, and a resolution to the problem. Create your protagonist, antagonist and the rest of your characters. All of your characters must be real. Create tension and crisis in your protagonist’s life by having him or her repeatedly failing to resolve his or her problem. Finally, create a very good climax.