Chapter 4: From Thesis to Essay
In this chapter we will:
- Edit the three-storey thesis generated in the previous chapter and reaffirm the principles of editing (Chapter 3).
- Establish the basic principles of constructing the skeleton of an effective university-level close reading essay.
- Revisit the definition of a conceptual lens and practice using it in a close reading (Chapter 3).
- Reaffirm the principles of the three-storey thesis.
In this chapter students will learn the basics of constructing a close reading essay and begin the early stages of turning the three-storey thesis generated in the previous chapter into an essay skeleton. This will prepare them for the next chapter, which asks them to build body paragraphs from this skeleton.