— Cynthia Pike Gaylord left a career on Wall Street to pursue a lifelong dream of writing.
She received her MFA at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she now teaches.
It seems to me that while a thesis statement posed as a question can often have a scholarly effect, it also gives the reader the sense that she is sitting right next to the writer, privy to the workings of the writer’s mind.
I still love thesis statements – after all, they saved me from many long hours staring bleary-eyed at the computer screen.
I mean to put some of what I have learned down here, beginning with the practical art of Dumpster diving and proceeding to the abstract.” And that is what Eighner does in his essay, explains how you, too, can become a scavenger of Dumpsters.
In a personal essay, the thesis statement summarizes the point.
If you have the assignment of a narrative essay , what an easy and comfortable essay to write!
Narrative essay writing don’t really have many restrictions.
A good ending lands the reader where the thesis statement promised to go. My intractable rule – always have a thesis statement that spells out your point for the reader – immobilized me for longer than I care to admit as I struggled to write a personal essay about friends from college who married the wrong men, and how I nearly made the same monolithic mistake.
The college bordered on idyllic, with small, intimate classes, sweeping vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains – even warm doughnuts at breakfast.