Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 1.2. Thesis

This guide will help you understand common conventions of academic writing and the application of marking rubrics



Definition (formal)

Thesis is an overall claim, position or central idea about the topic that reflects the purpose of the writing.

Definition (informal)

Thesis: What do you think about it?


For example, the thesis of the Persuasive Essay Example appears in the line:

In the context of schooling, the debate over nature and nurture is the product of a false dichotomy.

Resources (textbook)

Refer to the textbook pages and sections to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

Resources (web)

Click on the links to access online resources to improve your knowledge and understanding of the criterion.

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