Rhetoric and Writing

Crafting Thesis Statements for Particular Purposes

Rhetorical Analysis and Argumentative Thesis Statements

At CSU-Pueblo, first-year writing courses (ENG 99, 101, and 102) may focus heavily on rhetorical analysis and persuasive/argumentative writing, which is reflected in reading and writing assignments. Therefore, several of your major writing projects may be Rhetorical Analysis and Argumentative Research papers. Here are some tips for writing thesis statements in Rhetorical Analysis and Argumentative Research Papers:

Rhetorical Analysis
A strong thesis statement for a rhetorical analysis essay… Examples of strong thesis statements for rhetorical analysis:Examples of weak rhetorical analysis thesis statements:Argumentative Thesis Statement

A strong argumentative thesis statement…Examples of Strong argumentative thesis statements:Examples of WEAK thesis statements: