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August 15, 2013

The Roadmap / Blueprint of Reasons: A Required Component for Your Thesis / Claim / Position Statement

Here are some videos and links about a proper essay thesis and the roadmap/blueprint plan of reasons, sometimes called a summation of points or arguments in favor of the thesis. Please . . .

. . . read, know, and understand the following information about the roadmap (or) blueprint of reasons component of your thesis statement.


The instructional video above clearly explains the FIRST two parts of the thesis, i.e., the TOPIC and THE OPINION about the topic. However, it does not mention the roadmap or the blueprint of reasons by name. Please see the video below to get that explanation.

 

"Blueprinting: Planning your Essay." Here is an article by Nicci Jordan and Dennis G. Jerz of Seton Hill University about the blueprint concept. Please read it.

 

The instructional video above refers to the blueprint by another name. Whatever you call it, it needs to be present!

 

The instructional video above clearly explains the FIRST two parts of the thesis, i.e., the TOPIC and THE OPINION about the topic. However, it does not mention the roadmap or the blueprint of reasons by name. Please see the second video above to get that explanation.

 

Finally, the instructional video above uses the alternate designation for the blueprint statement: the "roadmap." This is appropriate since the "topic+arguable opinion" part of the thesis tells the reader WHERE s/he is going, the "roadmap" part of the thesis tells the reader HOW s/he is going to get there.

 

Posted by lhobbs at August 15, 2013 03:09 PM

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