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Developing a Thesis

This section includes my "Five Ways of Looking at a Thesis" and a series of links to materials written by other teachers about thesis construction. These materials focus on developing theses for critical essays; one might apply similar ideas to other kinds of writing (film reviews, lab reports, and position papers, for instance), but the application will be indirect.

I have also created a PDF version of the Five Ways handout: for that, you can use this direct link or go to the Documents collection of Connections.

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