Tips for writing a thesis statement are:
Thesis sentences usually are clear and have concise language. Your thesis should also state the position you are taking on the topic and the point(s) you wish to make in the body and conclusion of your paper. Your thesis should also respond to what may be considered common knowledge or research.
These tips will be useful for writing a thesis throughout your Ashford courses.
Tips for paraphrasing and quoting are:
When paraphrasing, it is important that you state the facts in your own words and avoid using borrowed words or phrases direct from the source. You should summarize what is being conveyed, but make sure it’s in your own, normal phrases or language.
Example of paraphrased text w/citation: A growing concern on college campuses is that some students struggle with determining what constitutes plagiarism after reviewing the information they obtained online. (Drown & Sole, 2013, Chapter 4.3)
Example of direct quote of text w/citation: “ When you see research articles and books as artifacts of human minds in the pursuit of truth, rather than repositories of information, you become motivated to use their ideas responsibly, avoid the risk of plagiarism” (Drown & Sole, 2013 Chapter 4 Summary).
These tips will be useful for quoting and paraphrasing throughout your Ashford courses.
Three things I will focus on improving in my writing are: Three things that I will focus on to improve my writing are 1) learning how to mine information from my sources so that the content of my paper is sufficient. 2) I will also work to have zero grammatical errors as that is something I have struggled with in not only this course but English 121. 3). I will continue to study and practice APA citation as I continue to struggle with that also.
You will return to these areas of focus, though they may change and evolve as you grow and develop as a writer. Consider how these may have changed since ENG 121....