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What Have I Learned? - Revisiting the Thesis

Reread your draft of the whole assignment and complete the following sentence:

"After writing this draft, I now believe __________________."

Compare this sentence with your tentative thesis (See "What's My Point?").

Modify your tentative thesis after you have considered these questions:

  • Have I discovered more perspectives on my topic?
  • Do I now see that my topic is more complex than I thought at first?
  • Do I have a new emphasis, a different focus?
  • Have I contradicted my original position?
  • Have I discovered a whole new issue that's better?