Reading “The Inclusive Museum” by Sina Bahram, from The Senses eBook
What is a thesis statement?
- It’s not a question: it can be the answer to a question
- it’s the main idea of the piece (essay, article, etc)
- the claim that it makes or argument it establishes
- is it an opinion or fact? it’s an opinion supported by facts
- it’s specific to a topic, but it pushes that topic into something arguable, supportable with evidence
- comes at the end of your introduction
- road map of your essay
- it’s a draft until you’re done!
- it’s appropriate to the assignment in topic, scope, approach, etc
Although [thing we expect], actually [thing readers don’t necessarily expect].
Although both buildings represent workspace in downtown Brooklyn, they represent diverse approaches to architectural design that developed over the last 150 years.
Although [similarities we expect], actually [difference we come to discover]
Although both the built environment and the natural environment are located in downtown Brooklyn, they represent different materials, designs, and therefore, different experiences for Brooklynites.
Although [difference we expect], actually [similarity we didn’t necessarily expect]
Although the photograph makes these buildings seem like they are next to each other, they are far apart in terms of architectural design, uses, and ???.