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Which of the following is not a function of a good thesis statement? (1 point)

to establish the credibility of the author
to focus the reader's attention on the main idea
to present an interesting quote about the topic

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Which of the following is the strongest thesis statement for a research report? (1 point)

The nuclear threat after Japan's earthquake of 2011 could have been avoided.
In 2011, Japan came too close to a massive environmental catastrophe.
Are people willing to support nuclear energy after what happened in Japan?

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Which of the following is the best way to achieve focus in the introduction of a research report? (1 point)

explaining your own opinion on the topic
including a well-crafted thesis statement that summarizes the topic
presenting a list of facts supported by sources

My answers:
1. to focus the reader's attention on the main idea
2. The nuclear threat after Japan's earthquake of 2011 could have been avoided.
3. including a well-crafted thesis statement that summarizes the topic

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  1. I disagree with your first answer. The other two are correct.

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  2. okay thank you. Is #1 "to establish the credibility of the author"?

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  3. The poorest function of a thesis statement is to present a quote.

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