Tutor profile: Adrian P.
What makes for a strong thesis statement?
A strong thesis statement not only gives your audience a road map for your essay, but also is specific about your chosen topic. A good thesis isn't too narrow in scope (giving you less to research and write about), but isn't too wide (with the potential for too much wiggle room), either. Your Goldilocks thesis will be specific and clear about the point you are trying to make.
Most of GED asks about the specificities of the passage at hand. Those questions range from identifying main idea to drawing a conclusion. However, for the Social Studies test, it is really helpful to understand how U.S. Government works. What are the three branches of government and what are their roles?
The branches of government are Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. Their jobs, respectively, are: to enforce the law, to write the law, and to interpret the law.
What are some rhetorical devices authors will use to try to convince you of their argument?
Logos (Logic), Pathos (Emotion), and Ethos (Credible sources)
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