Argument and Thesis Statement Workshop. Select one of the thirty approved writing prompts for your Final Research Paper from the Research Paper Guidelines document, available in your online course. Your persuasive argument will be presented through a well-written thesis statement. Consider your chosen writing prompt, the available research, and the definition of argument as you prepare a working thesis statement. Also, reflect on the thesis statement and topic sentences presented in the “Who Stole the American Dream?”
Quick ‘n’ Dirty
Share your one- to two-sentence thesis statement and your key word list with the class by Day 3. Be sure to provide a critique of your thesis using the Thesis Checklist, available in your online course, and Ashford Writing Center (AWC) resources to guide your evaluation. Explain in detail how your thesis aligns with the requirements on the checklist and the AWC resources. Feel free to revise your thesis statement throughout the week and share your progress in the discussion forum.