The author of this thesis statement will have to spend more than one paragraph explaining how community service increases maturity as well as global awareness.
It is not too broad nor too narrow.
It (usually) argues a point of view.
It is concise.
It is specific.
It is strong.
: Some people prefer avoiding conflict, and it seems easier and less potentially offensive to sound wishy-washy in their thesis statement.
A fundamental fallacy vitiates Kuyper's positive argument in support of presumptive regeneration. This fallacy gives rise to a blind spot in the interpretation first of Calvin and then of the Reformed theologians and confessions that he appeals to in support of his claim that he is promulgating no new doctrine. The fallacy is the following. From the authentically Reformed position that "Elect infants, dying in infancy, are regenerated and saved by Christ through the Spirit, who worketh when, and where, and how he pleaseth" (to cite the pure and precise formulation of the Westminster Confession, chapter X, section iii), Kuyper draws the illicit conclusion that not only elect infants dying in infancy are to be regarded as regenerate, but that all children of believers are to be regarded and treated as regenerate, as "being not merely in appearance, but in reality included in the covenant of God's grace."(35)
Part III: Finally, valuate your argument based on the Toulmin Model. You will identify the claim, warrant, grounds, and rebuttal related to your thesis and discuss logical fallacies to which the thesis may be susceptible. You can review the Writing Center resource on creating a logical argument here: “How to Support an Argument and Avoid Logical Fallacies” and the podcast on the Toulmin Model
This is normal and part of the process!
Ex: High school graduates should be required to take a year off to pursue community service projects before entering college in order to increase their maturity and global awareness.
Notice how this thesis statement has claims within its claim!
This paper will discuss three different types of fallacies and how companies and individuals use amphiboly, false analogy, and ad hominem to sell their product or opinions....
How one determines two separate opinions would be based on facts or the way one could persuade a person into imagining it from their point of view. I believe philosophy is trying to prove your answers with whatever means necessary, whether it is using fear tactics, arguments, assumptions, facts or fallacies to prove your point....
However, her argument is not credible because she fails to mention vital information that would help to support her argument, and there are too many logical fallacies.
We can promise according to our hopes that are under our control only (and have some degree of certainty on its outcome), however, we avoid making decisions according to our fears of the outcomes.
Informal (or inductive) fallacies abound. Not only are we more likely to come across them than formal fallacies, their variations are endless. While formal fallacies are identified through an examination of the statement or claim, informal fallacies are identified through supporting evidence.
In argumentation or debate, bad reason fallacies are quite common. How often do you hear people compare two unrelated things while making judgments? We sometimes make character judgments about others based upon their material possessions or the friends they keep when one tends to have nothing to do with the other.
In advertising, appeal to authority fallacies abound. Celebrity endorsements are popular for a reason. If we decide we like the lifestyle of a certain celebrity, then we are likely to purchase the sports drink, jewelry, or organic food they are pitching. This is an easy fallacy to fall prey to. Perhaps if we purchase this item being advertised, we might be more like our beloved celebrity. It might be best, however, to purchase a product based upon its proven benefits, not the celebrity being paid to pitch it.
In this paper I will be discussing the Straw Man fallacy, the Red Herring Fallacy, and the Weak Analogy fallacy and how they relate to critical thinking....
If you are asked to argue a point or choose a side on in issue, this is the type of thesis you should use.
How do you develop a thesis statement?
Brainstorm what you already know.
What Makes a Good Thesis?
It clearly suggests the essays direction, emphasis and scope.
Things to watch out for
: Because your thesis statement is trying to convince your reader of your stance, you should use neutral language so you don't sway them for or against you before you have argued your point.