The Thesis Generator program is no stranger to higher education. It has been offered by several software authors via portals by many well-known schools to allow students a way to integrate technology into their essay writing. Now it’s offered as a free 3.8MB app version 5.1 by JG for Android or Kindle Fire devices.
Available by another maker through the University of Phoenix for many years, the new JG app is a handy way to critically think about thesis variables and tying them to something meaningful. If variables are non-apparent or the thesis has little meaning the sentence will likely read as a trivial editorialized statement.
My app usage recommendations to follow come in part from a recently released Amazon.com Kindle book dubbed Argumentative Essay Instructional Curriculum: Incorporating Companion English Language Arts Standards Simultaneously by Teacher1Stop.com, I had a hand in publishing designed for secondary English teachers.
The app asks students to consider four key questions for their persuasive or argumentative thesis under development. I recommend before answering those questions to become well read on your topic and follow these tips:
- All too often students (and I am not so infallible as to not be guilty of it either) think they know about a particular subject based on sound bites or carefully engineered written summaries that make their way through social media news feeds, TV or radio programs.
- Once you have become well read, you can pick the most prominent (published) phrases or terms that make the situation controversial and set those aside as important thesis variable terms. Two or three at the most would suffice.
- By determining what can happen regarding the controversy next, its ramifications or implications if one is rehashing an older topic, the student can ponder how the problem or challenge impacts society or those beings affected.
- Then consider the four Thesis Generator questions: a). Opinion on the Topic, b). Argument Against Your Opinion, c). Reason Supporting Your Opinion, Another Reason Supporting your Opinion. Do not confuse the reasons with a thesis defense. The evidence to defend a thesis is not found in the thesis. Evidence should be located in the body of the essay.
- Answer each question carefully based on the most prominent controversial issues considering your variables. Be as short and concise as possible. Your opinion on the topic should be meshed with how it impacts society. Remember, one can never remove 100 percent bias from any thesis.
- Click the “Generate” button and the program will provide several statements. Choose the one that you believe contains the least bias or most authoritative writing voice.
While I was unable to find the real JG facebook app page within facebook proper and the company apparently needs a public relations/media lesson, the tool will help those most susceptible to writer’s block —succeed. Remember, Ode to a Spell Checker, a poem with common grammar anomalies such as homophones, that most spell and grammar checkers would overlook, is proof that technology needs the writer's brain. For no one should ever rely solely on technology for the final writing product. Good luck with your next essay thesis writing assignment!