Project #31326 - 4.4 points and particulars

Once you come up with a thesis with tension, then, of course, you have to figure out how to support it. Your support takes two forms: general statements or points, and details or particulars. You need both. In addition, different audiences and purposes determine how much detail you need to provide, but details (or particulars) are always needed. That's because details are much more convincing than general statements.

In fact, most people consider a general statement that is not backed up with some detailed information as just an opinion. For example, if someone declared to you that movies are much more exciting now than they were ten years ago, you might be inclined to believe or disbelieve the speaker, depending on your own feelings about movies. However, if that person followed up the general statement with three or four specific examples, comparing one of the current or recent movies with a similar one from a decade ago, you would most likely find the argument more convincing, or at least you would understand why the person made such a declaration of judgment, even if you still didn't agree. That's the power of details.

To understand a little better how this works, read Chapter 2, pages 46-48, Concept 7 (Ramage, et al.).

Recall what you learned about rhetorical choices—words you choose to name and describe the details you've chosen. Before you begin your essay, review how to choose an appropriate tone for a college paper. Read Chapter 4, pages 74-75 (Ramage, et al.).

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