This exercise will help you understand the difference between an effective and ineffective thesis statement , ie a sentence that identifies the main idea and central purpose of an essay. For each pair of sentences below, select the one that you think would make the more effective thesis in the introductory paragraph of a short essay approximately to words. Keep in mind that an effective thesis statement should be sharply focused and specific , not just a general statement of fact. When you're done, you may want to discuss your answers with your classmates, and then compare your responses with the suggested answers on page two. Be ready to defend your choices. Because these thesis statements appear outside the context of complete essays, all responses are judgment calls, not absolute certainties.
Practice in Identifying Effective Thesis Statements
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The United States was not justified in dropping the atom bomb because the civilian casualties to Japan were huge, the effects of the radiation lasted years to come, and the aggressive display of nuclear power would be a leading factor to the arms race during the Cold War. The United States was unjustified in dropping the atomic bombs because it caused Japan to pay over four trillion yen to reconstruct the cities destroyed in the explosion, Japan had no nuclear weapons at the time therefore there was no possible way to defend their own country, and because American scientists urged the United States not to use the atomic bombs as a weapon because of their capability of destruction. Philippe Sanchez, Chris Lloyd, Period 2. The United States was unjustified for dropping the atomic bomb on Japan because it killed innocent people including men, women, and children, radiation from the bomb damage crops and land for years to come, and destroyed the lives of many innocent families. The United States was not justified in dropping the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan because many innocent civilians suffered from radiation and gas clouds caused by the atomic bomb, Japan's environment was greatly affected for years,and it caused the beginning of the nuclear arms race. Christan Carrillo, Magaly Valencia period 6.
Specificity in Writing
Once the United States dropped the atomic bomb there has been a lot of comments whether or not it was the right move to do. I believe that it was justified for the United States to drop the atomic bomb on Japan however, it did have some cons to it. The reason behind dropping the first atomic bomb was to stop the war. Although it roughly killed around 60,00 people in Hiroshima and 35, in Nagasaki.
The dropping of the first atomic bomb impacted everyone differently. Some say that it was for the better and others said it made things worse. The creation of such an atomic weapon has changed the world drastically in regards to warfare. This creation enabled multiple different countries to practice making models of their own, simply for the destruction of others.