The following explanation is derived and taken from the following reference:
- Blass, Laurie and Meredith Pike-Baky. Mosaic II: A Content-Based Writing Book. New York; Random York. 1968
- For college writing, the thesis statement generally comes at the end of the introductory paragraph.
- There are usually two parts to the thesis statement: the topic and the angle on the topic. The topic is the general subject of the essay, and the angle is the writer’s attitude or opinion about the subject.
Type of support in an essay:
Type of Support
|Example||Representative person, quality, or event||Shows common quality or illustrates a general rule|
|Fact||A piece of information that is true or an event that has happened||Documents and presents evidence|
|Statistic||A number of part of a collection of numbers||Represents measurements or facts|
|Anecdote||A short story about a person or event||Illustrates or dramatizes a point|