Every paper you write—expository, analytical, argumentative—should have a main point or central message. (If you are writing an argumentative paper, check out my blog on claims.) See offensive. I only had about 1,500 students throughout my teaching career, but hey, I would take a free $900 anytime.
You have insulted your readers’ intelligence when you write like that. Yes, you did the math correctly: only about 600 students (40%) wrote a thesis statement without those tiresome, boring phrases before I taught them not to.
Just think how sometimes poetry can annoy you because you have no idea what the author actually intended.
Hint: “The Road Less Traveled” is NOT about choosing the unbeaten path in life and not conforming.
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Sidney Carton, through his love for Lucie Manette, is transformed from a hopeless, bitter man into a hero whose life and death have meaning” ( Writing with Style).
(Clear focus: analyze how the author showed that message through the love Sidney had for Lucie) “An analysis of the college admission process reveals challenges facing counselors: accepting students with high test scores or students with strong extracurricular backgrounds” (Purdue OWL).